John Reynolds

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John Reynolds, PhD, serves as President at Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU) in Los Angeles, California, USA. LAPU is a regionally accredited university (WSCUC) with an enrolment of 3500 working adult students, including undergraduate, and graduate programs.

As President, John oversees the reputation, results, risk, and relationships of the university. Prior to his 20-year career in higher education, John has consulted in over 40 countries and has travelled to over 80 countries to speak, consult and advise national NGO leaders. He  serves on several non-profit and educational boards, including African Enterprise (USA), African Enterprise (Canada), LCC International University (Lithuania), Azusa Pacific Educational Foundation (South Africa), and Tabor College (Australia). John was born and educated in South Africa and has been a resident in the USA since 1991.

His undergraduate studies are in computer science, graduate work is in management information systems and business, and doctoral work in Higher Education. In addition to his CEO responsibilities, he teaches in the areas of strategy, board governance, and organizational change.  His particular research interests are strategic thinking and organizational identity.         

Vision for ICDE:

Promote the value of contextual higher education without geographic boundaries, as a primary strategy to change lives, educate difference makers, and provide social and economic mobility through the removal of barriers such as accessibility and affordability.  Achieving accessible and affordable higher education with academic quality, convenience to the student, and faculty who are qualified, prepared, and passionate about the student. Identifying collaborative/shared opportunities to reduce the cost of tuition while maintaining the purpose and identity of the institution.