About the President
Dr. Michael R. Cunningham
President, National University
Chancellor, National University System
Dr. Michael R. Cunningham became President of National University effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Cunningham joined National University from San Diego State University (SDSU), where he had been serving as Dean of the College of Business Administration.
Dr. Cunningham will lead National University’s commitment to providing a world-class education for its 30,000 students working toward one of National’s 133 graduate or undergraduate degrees, or one of its 23 credential programs.
Prior to being named Dean at SDSU, Dr. Cunningham had been teaching strategy and entrepreneurship courses at SDSU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and New York University. He entered the education industry after a highly successful business career that included 25 years as an entrepreneur and successful business leader. He was the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Cunningham Graphics International (CGII; NASDAQ) from 1989-2000, a multinational graphics communications company which operated out of seven countries and employed approximately 2,000 employees.
Additional experience in business includes positions as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of DG3 – Diversified Global Graphics Group, headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey; and Group President and Corporate Vice President of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Jersey City.
Dr. Cunningham earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from New York University, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.