Rob Klapper

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Rob Klapper is a higher -education leader deeply committed to ensuring that students have access to effective, flexible, affordable career-focused education opportunities. Rob is currently CEO of Ashworth College, an online school educating 60,000 traditionally under-served students with a unique model that enables students to graduate debt-free.

Prior to Ashworth, Rob was CEO of an early-stage lifelong learning venture during a period of significant growth and also CEO of a mid-stage online financial services firm that he and his team turned around. Rob's strategic, customer-focused perspective was developed during long stints in Marketing and General Management at Colgate-Palmolive and Charles Schwab.

Rob earned his MBA from the University of Virginia s Darden School and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College. He currently serves on JA Worldwide's Global Council and is an advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs.