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Higher Ed Dive Interviews Mike Malefakis

The new president of university partnerships at online education company Emeritus talks about growth plans and the direction of the sector

Published September 2, 2022
Rick Seltzer, Senior Editor

Emeritus, a company focused on professional education, hired Mike Malefakis as its president of university partnerships, it said in August.

Malefakis was most recently senior advisor at the investment firm Leeds Illuminate, but he previously held leadership positions at several business schools. He was director at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, associate dean of executive education at Columbia Business School and an associate vice dean and CEO of Wharton Executive Education at The University of Pennsylvania.

Malefakis recently discussed his hopes for his time at the company as well as the state of executive education, which can be a notable source of revenue for colleges and universities.

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Editor’s note: Mike was on the UNICON board from 2006 – 2012, and chair in 2009