Executive Staff

Chris Montagnino

Vice President for Extended Education and CEO, Educators Serving Educators


Bachelor's degree in political science, University of El Paso
Master's degree in political science, University of El Paso
Master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix

Chris' experience includes serving as Regional Vice President for Herzing University, and the President of their flagship campus in Madison, Wisconsin. She spent 15 years with the University of Phoenix, including serving as Campus Director for the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky Campuses. Chris' tenure with University of Phoenix also included 10 years in Enrollment Management as a Director of Enrollment for the Little Rock and Boston Campuses. She has taught general education courses online for the last 14 years.

Chris' passion for higher education comes from a deep commitment to social justice. Chris served as an executive board member and Chair of the Workforce Committee for the Greater Madison Urban League. Chris served on the board of Wisconsin Planned Parenthood and the Dayton Urban League. Chris is a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the NAACP.

Chris is currently pursuing her doctorate in organizational leadership.

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