DeVry Senior Leader to Serve in Inaugural Chicago Economic Growth Fellows Program

  DeVry Senior Leader to Serve in Inaugural Chicago Economic Growth Fellows

            Steve Brown on loan pro bono to World Business Chicago

Business Wire

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- January 30, 2013

Steve Brown, executive consultant and leadership coach at DeVry, has been
accepted to the inaugural class of Fellows to support implementation of
Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs. The dynamic economic development
plan was created to drive the 14-county Chicago metro area’s competitiveness
in the global economy with clear, actionable strategies for economic growth
and job creation.

This month, Brown began a full-time three-month commitment working with World
Business Chicago to launch initiatives that target one of 10 transformative
strategies detailed in the Plan. Chicago Mayor and World Business Chicago
Chairman Rahm Emanuel requested the development of the Plan last year and met
with Fellows to hear about their projects Wednesday, Jan. 30.

“I am grateful to our business community for lending us some of their top
talent to help shape Chicago’s economic development,” Mayor Emanuel said.
“This inaugural class brings new resources and knowledge to accelerate the
Plan’s key economic growth initiatives, which are essential for Chicago to
compete in the global economy.”

Brown, a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, will bring nearly 40
years of experience in education to help implement the sixth strategy in the
Plan: “create demand-driven and targeted workforce development.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to help implement Chicago’s demand-driven
workforce strategy,” Brown said. “It’s an approach that is guided by a clear
understanding of the workforce needs faced by local employers.”

Brown’s pro bono Fellowship is part of DeVry’s ongoing commitment to World
Business Chicago. Daniel Hamburger, president and chief executive officer of
DeVry, also serves as a board member to the nonprofit economic development

“Steve’s leadership at DeVry has always been focused on students achieving
their career goals,” Hamburger said. “His lengthy experience in career-focused
education and meeting employer’s workforce needs makes him a natural fit for
the inaugural class of Fellows.”

In addition to DeVry, other organizations sponsoring pro bono support in the
inaugural Fellowship class include: Comcast, Ernst & Young, Deloitte
Consulting LLP, Mesirow Financial, United Airlines, The PrivateBank and Trust
Company, and Zurich Insurance.

About DeVry Inc.

DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and
career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global
provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced
Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker
Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California,
Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross
University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary
Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business,
healthcare and technology. DeVry’s institutions serve students in secondary
through postsecondary education and professionals in accounting and finance.
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