Irvine-based University of Massachusetts Global, formerly Brandman University, said long-time Chancellor Gary Brahm is retiring, effective Sept. 1.“We have built a solid foundation of quality academic programs and services,” Brahm said in a statement. “We have also made a name for ourselves as innovators in the fields of online and competency-based learning.”
Brahm began working for Chapman University in 1994 and Brandman University in 2007, one year before Brandman became a fully independent and accredited private nonprofit institution affiliated with the Chapman University system. Brandman partnered with major U.S. employers, including Disney, Discover, and Walmart, to transform their employee tuition assistance programs.
Brahm steered Brandman University’s new affiliation with the University of Massachusetts, creating UMass Global last September.
UMass Global offers 90 academic programs tailored for non-traditional students such as those working full time or in the military.
UMass Global serves nearly 23,000 students at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington as well as online.