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Chatham University welcomes Timothy Bass as the new dean of Chatham’s online and continuing education programs

PITTSBURGH–Chatham University announced that Timothy Bass is the new dean of the College for Continuing and Professional Studies and online education, effective June 1. In this role, Bass will provide administrative oversight and leadership for Chatham’s endeavors in online and continuing education. Chatham University now offers 10 online degree programs. Of Chatham’s total enrollment, 17 percent are enrolled in one of these programs.

“Tim comes with tremendous business experience in developing online programs, and I am so excited about his leadership of Chatham’s continuing and online education,” says Wenying Xu, vice president for academic affairs at Chatham.

Most recently, Bass served as the director of new programs at Education Management Corporation (EDMC), where he was responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and development of differentiated education programs to drive student success across three major brands. Since 2009, he has been instrumental to EDMC’s growth in online degree programs and student enrollments. In addition, he has also taught organizational management and advertising and product marketing as an adjunct faculty member at Community College of Allegheny County.

Bass received his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration in management from Robert Morris University.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region throughout the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility, and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit