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Andy Rosen
Andy Rosen

Andy Rosen

Kaplan, Inc.

San Diego, CA USA

"All of the voices around me were telling me to stay in the world that I was in, but I wanted a different path."

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Day In The Life

Chairman / CEO

I am the current Chairman & CEO of Kaplan, Inc. focused on student success and outcomes.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Public Policy Analysis, General

    Duke University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    History, General

    Duke University

  • Graduate Degree


    Yale University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    As a young adult, he wanted to be a lawyer; never expected to be running a national education company.

  • 2.

    Went to Duke University in North Carolina for his undergraduate studies; completed his Juris Doctor degree at Yale Law School.

  • 3.

    Worked as a lawyer for Newsweek magazine, which was viewed as a prestigious job; his wife’s parents liked to show him off as “their son-in-law, the lawyer for Newsweek.”

  • 4.

    But as a lawyer, he felt like he was always battling other people, when his desire was to work in tandem with others to build things.

  • 5.

    He took a job in Westchester, New York, running a test preparation center for Kaplan.

  • 6.

    To most people, that seemed like he was taking a step down from his former, more distinguished job.

  • 7.

    But he knew that if he wanted to build something that could improve the world, he’d need to enter the business world.

  • 8.

    Therefore, he was willing to take that “step back and to the side” in order to get onto the path that he wanted to be on; has since worked his way up to become chairman and CEO of Kaplan.