DeVry University

DeVry University (/dəˈvraɪ/) is a for-profit college based in the United States. The school was founded in 1931 by Herman A. DeVry as DeForest Training School and officially became DeVry University in 2002.[5] As of 31 March 2018, DeVry reported an undergraduate enrollment of 17,936 and a graduate school enrollment of 7,299—a total of 25,235 students.[4]

DeVry University has been involved in numerous investigations, lawsuits, and settlements, mostly regarding their inflated claims about the employment rates and salaries of its graduates, as well as over education quality and loan practices.[6] It was one of the universities highlighted in the 2018 documentary Fail State.[7]

Student loan debt from DeVry University and Keller, its graduate school, amounts to about $12.1 billion.[8]

In 2018, DeVry University was one for-profit college highlighted in the documentary Fail State. Murray Hastie, an Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, told his story about how he ended up $50,000 in student loan debt after his experience at DeVry.[9]

DeVry University
Official logo of DeVry University
FounderHerman A. DeVry
Parent institution
Cogswell Education
PresidentJames Bartholomew[1][2]
ProvostShantanu Bose[1][3]
Students25,000+ (March 2018)[4]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 41°51′30″N 87°57′15″W / 41.858301°N 87.954059°W
CampusMultiple: 52 United States, Canada, Brazil


Early history

DeVry was founded in 1931 as the DeForest Training School in Chicago, Illinois.[5] School founder Herman A. DeVry, who had previously invented a motion picture projector and produced educational and training films, named the school after his friend Lee de Forest.[5] De Forest Training School originally taught projector and radio repair, but later expanded to include other electronic equipment such as televisions.[5] The school was renamed DeVry Technical Institute in 1953 and gained accreditation to confer associate degrees in electronics in 1957.[5]

Bell & Howell completed its acquisition of DeVry Technical Institute in 1967. A year later, the company acquired the Ohio Institute of Technology and DeVry was renamed DeVry Institute of Technology,[5][10] which was accredited to confer bachelor's degrees in electronics in 1969.[5]

Keller Graduate School of Management

Dennis Keller and Ronald Taylor met one another in the early 1970s when the two were teachers at DeVry.[5] Keller and Taylor learned the economics of for-profit education while at DeVry and, in 1973, the two founded the Keller Graduate School of Management with $150,000 in loans from friends and family.[11] The school was originally conceived as a day school that granted certificates.[11] The Keller School later became an evening program offering MBAs, focused on working adults by 1976.[11] The school was fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1977, the first for-profit school to be accredited by the body.[11]

DeVry first received full accreditation in 1981.[11] The Keller Graduate School of Management acquired DeVry from Bell & Howell in 1987.[12] The leveraged buyout was worth $147.4 million.[11][12] The two schools were combined as DeVry Inc. with Keller acting as chairman and CEO and Taylor president and COO.[5]

DeVry Education Group

DeVry Inc. successfully completed its initial public offering on June 21, 1991.[13] In 1995, its stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.[14]

In 1996, DeVry acquired Becker CPA Review—a firm that prepared students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination—for an undisclosed amount of cash,[15] the tentative purchase price of which was US$18,685,000 (equivalent to US$29,849,218 in 2018).[16] In 2003, DeVry acquired Ross University, a medical and veterinary school based in the Caribbean, for a price variously reported at US$310 million (US$422 million in 2018)[17] and US$329 million (US$448 million in 2018).[18] DeVry moved into the nursing field in March 2005 with the acquisition of Deaconess College of Nursing, a St. Louis-based nursing college that conferred both associate's and bachelor's degrees in nursing,[5] at a price variously reported at about US$5.3 million (US$6.8 million in 2018)[19] and US$5.4 million (US$6.93 million in 2018).[18] Deaconess College of Nursing was later renamed Chamberlain College of Nursing.[5]

DeVry Inc. entered Brazil with its 2009 acquisition of Faculdade Nordeste (FANOR), Ruy Barbosa and ÁREA 1, which are universities located in the Northeast of Brazil.[20]

In 2010, DeVry University had nearly 90 campus learning sites in 26 states. It also had more than 7,000 employees. The parent company had more than 12,000 employees. DeVry University's undergraduate enrollment reached 68,290 students by the summer of 2010.[21]

In 2012, the university acquired Faculdade Boa Viagem and Faculdade do Vale do Ipojuca.[20] DeVry acquired a sixth Brazilian university, Faculdade Differencial Integral, in 2013.[20] DeVry Inc. was renamed DeVry Education Group later that year.[22] DeVry Education Group changed its name to Adtalem Global Education in May 2017[23] and announced in December 2017 that they would hand off DeVry University and Keller Graduate School to Cogswell Education (a division of Palm Ventures) for no up-front cost, pending regulatory and accreditor approval.[24]

In December of 2018, the parent company Adtalem finalized the handover of both DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management to Cogswell Education.[25]

Cogswell Education

DeVry University's parent company is Cogswell Education LLC. Cogswell purchased DeVry at no original cost from Adtalem Education. However, Cogswell could pay up to $20 million.[26]

Cogswell Education is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.[27][28] The principle investor is Bradley Palmer of Palm Ventures[29][30] Mr. Palmer has been involved in flipping Heald College, UEI College, and American Education Center.[31]

Locations and campus closures

At its height in 2010, DeVry University had about 90 campuses and learning site. In 2019, DeVry University has more than 45 locations across 18 states in the United States.[32]

DeVry University also has a presence at two military installations: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Twentynine Palms, California.[33][34]

List of DeVry campuses and learning centers in 2019:[35]

  • Online Education


  • Glendale Center
  • Mesa Center
  • Phoenix Campus


  • Colton (Inland-Empire) Center
  • Folsom Campus
  • Fresno Campus
  • Long Beach Campus
  • Newark Campus
  • Pomona Campus
  • San Diego Campus
  • San Jose Center
  • Sherman Oaks Campus
  • Twentynine Palms Extension


  • Westminster (Denver) Campus


  • Jacksonville Campus
  • Miramar Campus
  • Orlando Campus


  • Alpharetta Campus
  • Atlanta Cobb Galleria Center
  • Decatur Campus
  • Duluth Center
  • Stockbridge (Henry County) Center


  • Addison Campus
  • Chicago Campus
  • Chicago Loop Campus
  • Chicago O'Hare Center
  • Downers Grove Center
  • Gurnee Center
  • Naperville Center
  • Tinley Park Campus


  • Merrillville Center


  • Kansas City Campus


  • Henderson Campus

New Jersey

  • North Brunswick Campus
  • Paramus Center

New York

  • Brooklyn Extension
  • Midtown Manhattan Campus
  • Rego Park (Queens) Center

North Carolina

  • Charlotte Campus
  • Raleigh Center


  • Cincinnati Campus
  • Columbus Campus
  • Seven Hills (Cleveland) Campus


  • Ft. Washington Center
  • Philadelphia Center


  • Nashville Campus


  • Austin Campus
  • Irving Campus
  • San Antonio Campus


  • Arlington Campus
  • Chesapeake Campus

Campus closures

In April 2015, DeVry University announced the closing of 14 campuses around the United States by 2016 as part of a larger restructuring strategy. The closures occurred in Kansas City, Denver, Memphis, Houston, St. Louis, and Tampa.[36]

Students affected by the campus closings were eligible for discounted tuition to attend online or other campus locations for the remainder of their degree program.[37]

In fiscal year 2018, DeVry closed eight additional campuses.[38]


DeVry University's academic offerings are organized into five colleges: The College of Business & Management, which includes Keller Graduate School of Management; The College of Engineering & Information Sciences; The College of Health Sciences; The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which includes the School of Education; and The College of Media Arts & Technology.[20] The colleges offer a range of associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs.[39] DeVry University also offers graduate certificates.[40]

DeVry operates on a uniform academic calendar for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.[20] The university's academic calendar consists of six eight-week sessions.[20] Most degree programs are offered at both the associate's and bachelor's level. In addition, the institution offers various certificate programs in specific subfields such as information technology.

The Keller Graduate School of Management offers the following master's degree programs:[41]

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Accounting (MSAC)
  • Accounting & Financial Management (MAFM)
  • Human Resources Management (MHRM)
  • Information Systems Management (MISM)
  • Network & Communications Management (MNCM)
  • Project Management (MPM)
  • Public Administration (MPA)

Courses and programs are also offered online.[42] DeVry has offered graduate classes online since 1998 and undergraduate classes since 2001.[20]


According to College Factual, about 6 percent of DeVry-Illinois' faculty work full time.[43]


DeVry is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is scheduled for recertification in 2019-2020.[44][45] Engineering technology programs are accredited campus-by-campus.

Student outcomes

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, DeVry University-Illinois has an 8-year graduation rate of 20 percent for first-time full-time students.[46] While the school's 3-year student loan default rate is 11.2 percent, a Brookings Institution report found that DeVry's 5-year default rate was 43 percent.[47]

Investigations, lawsuits, and settlements


In March 1995, DeVry's ability to grant U.S. degrees through its Calgary facilities was discussed during a session of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. Therein, Grant Mitchell—then the Leader of the Opposition for the Alberta Liberal Party—accused the Premier of Alberta, Ralph Klein, of maintaining a conflict of interest with DeVry through his relationship with John Ballheim, who was at the time an executive at DeVry serving as both the president of DeVry's Calgary campus and as a member of the Klein's special advisory council on postsecondary education.[48] Klein denied any conflict of interest.[48] In 1995, DeVry was also suspended from the Ontario Student Assistance Program after a large number of its students misreported their income. DeVry was reinstated after paying fines of CA$1.7 million (equivalent to CA$2.59 million in 2018) to Ontario and putting up a letter of credit totalling CA$2 million (CA$3.05 million in 2018).[49]

In 1996, students of DeVry's Toronto campus filed a class-action suit of CA$400,000 (CA$600,225 in 2018) claiming poor educational quality and job preparation;[50] the suit was dismissed on technical grounds.[51][52]


In November 2000, Afshin Zarinebaf, Ali Mousavi, and another graduate of one of DeVry University's Chicago-area campuses filed a class-action lawsuit accusing DeVry of widespread deception, unlawful business practices, and false advertising, alleging that students were not being prepared for high-tech jobs.[53] The lawsuit contributed to a 20 percent slide in the company's stock.[54] The suit was not certified and the case was resolved for less than US$25,000 (US$31,070 in 2018) in June 2006.[55]

In 2001, DeVry became the first for-profit school to obtain permission from the Alberta government to grant degrees, on recommendation by the Private Colleges Accreditation Board.[56] This decision was opposed by the Alberta New Democrats (sitting in opposition),[57][58] the University of Calgary Faculty Association, the Canadian Federation of Students, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers.[58]

In January 2002, Royal Gardner, a graduate of one of DeVry University's Los Angeles–area campuses, filed a class-action complaint against DeVry Inc. and DeVry University, Inc. on behalf of students in the post-baccalaureate degree program in Information Technology. The suit alleged that the nature of the program was misrepresented by the advertising. The lawsuit was dismissed and refiled. During the first quarter of 2004, a new complaint was filed in the same court by Gavino Teanio with the same general allegations. This action was stayed pending the outcome of the Gardner lawsuit. The lawsuits were being settled in late 2006.[55]

In April 2007, the states of New York, Illinois, and Missouri settled with three schools that were participating in questionable student-loan practices. DeVry, Career Education Corporation, and Washington University in St. Louis were involved with the settlement. DeVry agreed to refund US$88,122 (US$106,479 in 2018) it received in revenue sharing from Citibank to students.[59]

In 2008, DeVry was accused of filing false claims and statements about recruitment pay and performance to the government of the United States.[60]


In January 2013, a lawsuit was filed by a former manager at DeVry which alleged that the college bribed students for positive performance reviews and worked around federal regulations on for-profit colleges.[61] In April 2013, the attorneys general of Illinois and Massachusetts issued subpoenas to DeVry to investigate for violations of federal law and filing false information about loans, grants, and guarantees.[62][63] In July 2014, DeVry stated that the office of the New York Attorney General was investigating whether the company's marketing violated laws against false advertising.[64]

In March 2016, the Veterans Administration reprimanded DeVry over allegations of deceptive marketing practices made by the Federal Trade Commission and suspended DeVry University from its "Principles of Excellence" status under the G.I. Bill.[65][66] On December 15, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission settled a US$100 million suit against DeVry, which alleged that DeVry's advertisements deceived consumers about the likelihood that students would find jobs in their fields of study, and would earn more than those graduating with bachelor's degrees from other colleges or universities.[67] Students who enrolled in a bachelor's or associate degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015; paid at least US$5,000 with cash, loans, or military benefits; did not get debt or loan forgiveness as part of this settlement; and completed at least one class credit were eligible for a refund.[68]

Separately, on June 16, 2016, two former DeVry students filed a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association. DeVry responded by suing the students, claiming the dispute belongs in court and not in arbitration.[69]

In May 2017, the Higher Learning Commission designated DeVry "under governmental investigation" as a result of a Massachusetts Attorney General investigation alleging "fraudulent or deceptive practices".[70] In September 2017, the Higher Learning Commission removed this designation after DeVry negotiated a settlement.[71]

In August 2018, the Associated Press reported that according to United States Department of Education documents, DeVry received more than 3,600 (over 15%) of the 24,000 federal fraud complaints lodged against for-profit colleges between January 20, 2017 and April 30, 2018. This is in conjunction with a "nearly 20 percent" decrease in enrollment in the last year.[72]

In March 2019, former Devry student Eric Luongo was invited to testify before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies about his experience at the school. Luongo, a disabled veteran, said he thought he would attend DeVry for free by using his GI Bill benefits. Luongo alleged that he was coerced into filling out federal loan paperwork and sign promissory notes. The result was that the veteran was left with over $100,000 in debt and a degree in graphic design that couldn’t get him gainful employment.[73]


As of 31 March 2018, DeVry reported an undergraduate enrollment of 17,936 and a graduate school enrollment of 7,299—a total of 25,235 students.[4]


In mid-2007, three DeVry University undergraduate students from the Game and Simulation Programming (GSP) baccalaureate program formed a video game company called Faramix Enterprises and developed a video game called CellZenith, which they released on September 30, 2008.[74]

Notable DeVry University alumni include:

Keller Graduate School of Management alumni:

Past partnerships and political interests

In 2011, DeVry University partnered with the United States Olympic Committee to become an official education provider for the United States' Olympic teams.[12] In April 2016, the USOC announced an extension of its partnership with DeVry through 2020. According to the USOC, more than 125 Team USA student athletes are enrolled in DeVry programs.[79]

In April 2014, DeVry University was named the "official education provider" for NFL Pro Legends, a group supporting players, coaches and other professionals who worked for NFL teams.[80]

Since January 2015, DeVry University has been the official education and career development partner of Minor League Baseball. DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management will provide higher education opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels for players, their spouses, umpires and National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL) employees and alumni through 2017.[81]

The peak year for DeVry's lobbying in Congress was 2011, when it spent more than $720,000.[82] The largest amount went to Thompson Coburn LLP. Democratic lobbyist Heather Podesta was a major lobbyist for DeVry University from 2010 to 2015.[83][84][85]

As of April 2018, Adtalem's stock price had rebounded since the inauguration of Donald Trump.[86] This has been attributed to deregulation by the U.S. Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos, which contrasts with the more prosecutorial approach of the Obama administration.[86]


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1992 Troy State vs. DeVry men's basketball game

The 1992 Troy State vs. DeVry men's basketball game is the highest-scoring men's basketball game in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history, regardless of division classification. On January 12, 1992, Troy State University, now known as Troy University, defeated DeVry University of Atlanta 258–141 in a game that is considered to have established several unbreakable records.

Ada Milby

Ada Milby (born 6 July 1983) is a Filipino rugby player who plays for the Philippine national women's team. She is also the first female member of the World Rugby Council.

Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly the DeVry Education Group, is a United States corporation based in Downers Grove, Illinois, that operates several for-profit higher education institutions, including Advanced Academics, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, EduPristine, American University of the Caribbean, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. It formerly operated DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and Carrington College.

Catherine Afeku

Catherine Ablema Afeku (born June 27, 1967) is a Ghanaian politician. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party and the Member of Parliament for the Evalue Gwira Constituency in the Western Region. She was a cabinet minister in the Nana Akuffo-Addo administration and served as the Minister of Tourism of Ghana from February 2017 to February 2019.She was reshuffled from the Ministry of Tourism to the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana on 28 February 2019. She is currently a Minister of State at the Office of the President, assigned to the Office of the Senior Minister.

Chris Mazdzer

Christopher "Chris" Mazdzer (; born June 26, 1988) is an American luger who has been active internationally since 2001. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, finishing 13th on both occasions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics Mazdzer won the silver medal in the Men's Single Luge, becoming the first U.S. men's singles luge medalist and is the first and currently only non-European to win a medal in that event.

DeVry Advantage Academy

DeVry Advantage Academy can refer to DeVry University-affiliated high schools in three cities:

DeVry Advantage Academy (Illinois)

DeVry Advantage Academy (Ohio)

DeVry Advantage Academy (Texas)

DeVry Advantage Academy (Illinois)

DeVry University Advantage Academy is a 2-year, dual degree high school located in Chicago, Illinois. Operated by a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and DeVry University, the program offers students an opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in either Networking System Administration or Web Graphic Design. Both high school and college classes are taken at DeVry University Chicago Campus at 3300 N. Campbell Ave.

DeVry Advantage Academy (Texas)

DeVry Advantage Academy and CLC at H.P. Carter was a high school in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas, operated in conjunction with DeVry University. It was in the former Carter Career Center/Wheatley High School/E.O. Smith Education Center building. The school offered students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and a degree in web graphic design at the same time. It opened in 2011 and closed in 2012.

Dean Fisher

Dean C. Fisher (born September 3, 1956) is the Iowa State Representative from the 72nd District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2013.

Gabriela Mosquera

Gabriela M. Mosquera (born January 3, 1977) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since March 5, 2012, where she represents the 4th Legislative District.

Joyce Mason

Joyce Mason is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 61st district. The 61st district, located in northern Lake County, includes all or parts of Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Beach Park, Old Mill Creek, Gurnee and Antioch.Mason defeated Republican incumbent Sheri Jesiel in the 2018 general election.Mason, a resident of Gurnee, was Vice President of the Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 Board of Education at the time of her election to the Illinois House of Representatives. She is a human resources consultant with a master of business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of arts in communications from University of Illinois at Chicago.

List of colleges and universities in San Francisco

Despite its limited geographical space, San Francisco, California is home to a multitude of colleges and universities.

Public colleges and universities include:

City College of San Francisco, one of the largest community colleges in the country; in Ingleside, with several extension campuses

San Francisco State University, in the southwest corner of the city near Lake Merced

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, located downtown at its Civic Center

University of California, San Francisco, primarily a graduate level health-sciences school, located in the Parnassus Heights/Inner Sunset neighborhood and in Mission Bay, San Francisco, California.Private colleges and universities:

Academy of Art University

Alliant International University, formerly California School of Professional Psychology

Art Institute of California - San Francisco, a private campus which focuses on video game and design-based education (interior, fashion etc.)

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, part of the University of the Pacific

California College of the Arts, an Oakland-based school

California Institute of Integral Studies, in downtown San Francisco

DeVry University

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

Golden Gate University, a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in the Financial District of Downtown San Francisco

Heald College, in the Financial District

Hult International Business School (Hult San Francisco Campus)

Minerva Schools at KGI

New College of California, now defunct, was located in the Mission District

Presidio Graduate School

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Law School

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

Saybrook University

University of San Francisco, Jesuit-run; located on Lone Mountain

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in the Financial District

Matt Watson (entrepreneur)

Matthew Allan Watson (born in July 7, 1981 in Oklahoma City) also known as Matt Watson, is an American entrepreneur and the current CEO of Stackify LLC, a technology company based in Leawood, Kansas. In 2003, Watson co-founded and served as CTO of VinSolutions, a developer of online CRM and lead management software for auto dealerships. In 2011, VinSolutions was sold for $135 million to Then Watson founded Stackify in January 2012 to assist software developers in troubleshooting and support with a suite of tools including Prefix and Retrace. Watson has credited his experience at VinSolutions for the skills necessary to build Stackify. During the same period, he also launched the Watson Technology Group to support other entrepreneurs via angel investing. Watson received a Bachelor of science degree in computer information systems at DeVry University in 2009.

Mavis Nkansah Boadu

Mavis Nkansah Boadu (May 17, 1989) is a Ghanaian politician and the Member of parliament for Afigya Sekyere East constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party.

Medical Center station (MARTA)

Medical Center is a metro station in Sandy Springs, Georgia, serving the Red Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It serves the Pill Hill neighborhood of Perimeter Center, the location of Northside Hospital (the country's busiest birthplace), St. Joseph's Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and DeVry University. North of Medical Center is Dunwoody station and south is Buckhead station. This station's platforms are long enough to accommodate 6-car trains.

The station is located on the Fulton and DeKalb County border and the MARTA owned property for this station lies both in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven. The portion in DeKalb County is currently not developed and is a part of MARTA's portfolio for potential transit-oriented development. Of note, the station was constructed in 1996 when this portion of Fulton County was unincorporated; Sandy Springs was incorporated ten years later.

Michael A. Jackson (politician)

Michael A. Jackson (born March 29, 1964) is the current Maryland state delegate for District 27B in Prince George's County and is on three committees. Jackson is also the former Sheriff of Prince George's County, Maryland. Pursuant to Maryland Common Law, Jackson's position as the elected sheriff made him the senior law enforcement official of his jurisdiction and his authority superseded all others within the county. Jackson, a Democrat, served for two terms, from 2002 to 2010. The area that he served contains an estimated 820,852 residents, holds the Washington Redskins Stadium (Fedex Field, the largest stadium in the NFL), the University of Maryland, College Park, and the National Harbor. Although violent crimes had dropped since 2006, in 2007, Prince George's County reported over 130 homicides, the highest rate of any county in Maryland.

Mikael Jorgensen

Mikael Jorgensen (born June 4, 1972) is lead pianist and keyboardist for the band Wilco as well as a member of the band Pronto. He first appeared on Wilco's 2004 release, A Ghost Is Born. On that album, he received songwriting credit for "Hell is Chrome" and "Theologians". In 1999, he released the album "Western Hamlet" with the group Movere Workshop.Jorgensen, an ex-Chicago-based engineer and now full-time musician initially came aboard Wilco in 2002 to perform real-time sound manipulations on the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot tour, sitting just off stage left, triggering the samples and sonic flourishes required to bring the YHF material to life. As the tour rolled on, Jorgensen gradually moved onto the stage itself, manning his laptop as well as taking on more and more keyboard duties. Since his days in Chicago, Mikael has relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides."It became apparent that Mike was a very proficient piano player that could do a lot more than we were using him for," says Wilco singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy. "At that point, he started becoming a full-fledged member of the band, contributing parts to the new songs and even handling more of the nuts and bolts architecture of the older songs."

Prior to his days in Chicago and with Wilco, Mikael honed his musical skills in New Brunswick, NJ, developing his production skills, collaborating with local musicians and DJing. He has earned a degree at DeVry University in North Brunswick, NJ.

Mikael Jorgensen's father was born in Denmark but moved to the United States in the 1950s, and his mother was born in Norway, Hedmark.

Sean Wiley

Sean D. Wiley (born March 16, 1971) is a Pennsylvania Democratic politician who served as the State Senator for the 49th district from 2013 to 2016.

Susan Ralston

Susan Bonzon Ralston (born October 15, 1967), is the President of SBR Enterprises, LLC, a government affairs, public relations and business consulting firm, which assists businesses with strategic partnership development, public affairs and public relations activities. Ralston was formerly Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and a deputy to Karl Rove, the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor at the White House, from 2001 until her resignation in 2006.

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