Dr. Susan C. Aldridge

Dr. Aldridge is an Executive Higher Education Consultant to university presidents and ministers of education regarding business models and technology-enhanced education. Dr. Aldridge recently retired from Drexel University after serving five years as president of Drexel University Online where she oversaw more than 125 online programs and over 9,000 online students. She also spearheaded a research project around innovative practices in technology-enhanced education, which resulted in the award-winning, open source website, Virtually Inspired.

Before joining Drexel, she served as a Senior Fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, where she co-authored a book, Wired for Success.

During her six-year tenure as President of University of Maryland University College (UMUC), she doubled the university’s enrollment to 97,000 – to become the largest public American university. Prior to that, she served 10 years at Troy University in Alabama, leaving as Vice Chancellor for the Global Campus where she managed online programs and managed satellite campuses in 12 countries and 17 states.

Dr. Aldridge is an author and frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and consultant to university presidents and foreign ministers of education, government officials and business leaders.

Dr. Aldridge has been cited twice as one of Washington’s Top 100 most powerful women.