Chief Student Experience Officer
Dr. Ted Blashak joined William Woods as Senior Vice President and Chief Student Experience Officer in March 2022. He is responsible for providing leadership to student affairs, admissions and marketing, serving as a close partner with the department of Academic Affairs and other functional areas of the University to ensure excellence both in and outside of the classroom.
Ted came to WWU with more than 25 years experience in higher education, focusing on academic quality, operational excellence, market expansion and organizational change in both traditional campus-based and online higher education. During his career, he served as Vice-President of Institutional Success and Partnership Operations for Acadeum, a higher education consulting firm; Vice-Provost of Online, Graduate and Adult Education at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida (2019-2021); Regional Vice-President of Operations for ZOVIO, Inc. (2015-2019), an education technology services company; President of South University (Novi, Michigan) from 2011-2015; President of The Art Institute of Michigan (2007-2011); Corporate Vice-President of Business Research and Effectiveness at Apollo Education Group (2005-2007) and State Vice-President, Campus Director, Associate Campus Director of Finance and Enrollment and Director of Admissions at the University of Phoenix campuses in Detroit, Michigan (1996-2005).
Dr. Blashak received his Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2010. He earned his Master’s (Education: Training and Learning Technologies) in 1992 and his Bachelor’s (Organizational Communication) in 1991, both degrees earned from the University of New Mexico.