Andrea Backman currently serves as Chief Employability Officer at Strategic Education Inc. (SEI). In this role, she is charged with growing the long-term employability prospects for learners and graduates. Prior to this role, Andrea served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Strayer University, overseeing faculty, curricula, learning design, institutional research and a number of other departments. Andrea joined Strayer in 2013 as Dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute. She has held leadership positions at the University of Virginia and DePaul University. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia.