Mike Magee, is President of Minerva University. Prior to that he was founding CEO of Chiefs for Change. Prior to working at CFC, he co-founded and was CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA) where he also co-founded Blackstone Valley Prep and lead efforts to make sweeping changes to Rhode Island education law. Early in his career, Mike spent ten years teaching American literature and philosophy at Haverford College, Wheaton College, and Rhode Island School of Design. In 2004, his book Emancipating Pragmatism, won the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Studies. He is a moderator for the Pahara fellowship and Aspen Global Leadership Network. Magee has a bachelor's degree in political science and English from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He has three daughters.