Brian W. Jones was appointed Strayer University's 15th president in 2015. He joined the university as its general counsel in 2012 and later spent a year working as part of the founding team of Strayer@Work, a business unit focused on providing customized skills development and employer funded degree programs to corporate clients. Immediately prior to joining Strayer University, Brian co-founded and served as president of Latimer Education, Inc., an early stage venture-backed education company partnering with an historically black college to provide online postsecondary education solutions to African American working adults. He previously served for four years as the U.S. Department of Education's general counsel, a Senate-confirmed presidential appointment in the administration of President George W. Bush.
He has experience across sectors, having served in senior leadership roles in the business, education, and nonprofit sectors, and in state and federal government. Brian currently chairs the board of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and serves on the board of directors of College Loan Corporation. He previously served as chair of the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB), the sole authorizer of public charter schools in the nation’s capital. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University