Board of Directors
Michael C. Markovitz
Founder and Chairman (ret.), Argosy Education Group
Chairman, John Marshall Law School
Chairman/CEO, Yorkville University
Michael Chaim Markovitz is the founder of the first freestanding doctoral program in professional psychology in the United States and the developer of Argosy University, an investor-owned institution which is variously accredited by the American Psychological Association, the American Bar Association, the Higher Learning Commission, among others, to award both graduate and undergraduate degrees and other degree, certificate, and professional continuing education programs.
Dr. Markovitz took Argosy University public on NASDAQ in 1998 under the symbol ARGY. Argosy University is now a unit of Education Management Corporation. Dr. Markovitz is a frequent visitor to China and has managed the development of several joint ventures between Chinese universities and American partners.
After retiring as Chairman of Argosy University, he is most recently Chairman of two investor-owned post-graduate institutions: John Marshall Law School (Atlanta, Georgia) and Yorkville University (Canada).
Dr. Markovitz received his Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of the City University of New York (CCNY), and earned both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Biological Psychology from the University of Chicago. He is a member and past Chairman of the Visiting Committee to the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and a retired member of the Board of Trustees of Eckerd College in Florida. He and his wife Ling are residents of Sarasota, Florida, with additional homes in Chicago and Toronto.
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