Daniel J. Carey, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Daniel J. Carey, Ph.D.Daniel J. Carey, Ph.D. joined Yaffe & Company as a Senior Consultant in 2015 and is also a Founding Partner of MPK&D. He previously served as president of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin from 2004 to 2014. He led Edgewood College through remarkable growth and progress by diversifying revenue, developing new academic programs, starting an online initiative for several graduate programs and reaching out to new student populations.

From 1995 to 2004, Dan served as president of Benedictine College. His success there included building enrollment and dramatic improvement in student retention. He revitalized the campus through strategic planning and a conservative budgeting philosophy. Dan also served as vice president at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and at St. Louis University.

He earned his B.A. degree from Benedictine College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. Dan attended Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management. He was awarded a Fulbright grant to study in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dan Carey, Colonel (ret.) is a decorated Vietnam War veteran. He was a platoon leader and company commander in the U.S. Army. He later served as a squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and retired as a full Colonel.
Dan served as chair of the board for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He also served on the board for the Council of Independent Colleges and continues to serve on the board of the Westerman Foundation.

Dan and his wife, Terri, have two sons, Christopher and Matthew.

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