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Chief Development Officer

Paul Gleason


Paul Gleason brings nearly 20 years of higher education experience developing partnerships, strategic planning, technology, and analytics with highly regarded public and private institutions.

Previous experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at two multinational companies serving higher education.

He received his masters and doctoral degrees in education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he served as an instructor with Vanderbilt’s undergraduate Human and Organizational Development Program, teaching organization theory and behavior. He completed B.A. at Wheaton College in Illinois.


What do you bring to Keypath as Chief Development Officer?
I have worked in higher education for more than 20 years and have extensive global experience developing  entrepreneurial partnerships with well-regarded public and private institutions. 
How do you measure your success?
My conviction is that no two institutions are the same and that difference is intentional and important.  Within our institutions, each academic program is a unique reflection of the mission of the institution and vision of their faculty.  My job at Keypath is to connect those dots, tell your story, and enable an authentic, inclusive and academically rigorous  environment for faculty and highly qualified students around the world.
What’s your personal motto?
Be intentional:  If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
What excites you about higher education?
Higher education provides a fundamental opportunity for access, inclusion and progress in our society.  I want to use the full resources of Keypath to amplify that voice and extend that mission.

'Be intentional: If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.'

Paul Gleason