David Andrews


UMass Global

David W. Andrews, Ph.D.is a lifelong educator committed to equity and access through personalized student centric approaches. He currently serves as Chancellor UMass Global, leading its transformation and growth toward U.S. and international prominence in serving working adult learners. In addition to his role of Chancellor, he serves as President of the non-profit National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET). He served as President of National University, California’s second-largest, private non-profit university from 2016-2021. Prior to coming to National University, Dr. Andrews was Dean of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure the School of Education established a reputation for quality that earned it U.S. News and World Report’s #1 ranking of Graduate Schools of Education two years in a row. While at Johns Hopkins he led the design, build, and start of the first new public school (PK-8th Grade) in East Baltimore in over 25 years. His scholarly work has focused on intervening in the life course of high risk and difficult to serve students. Dr. Andrews holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.