About the President

Dr. David W. Andrews
President, National University

Dr. David W. Andrews has been named President of National University effective April 1, 2016. The appointment marks a new chapter for National University, which is one of California’s largest, private nonprofit institutions of higher education, serving 30,000 students annually and has more than 150,000 alumni. The University offers more than 100 programs throughout its campuses in California and Nevada, and is considered a leader in serving adult learners and working professionals in online education, housing one of the Top Ten largest schools of education in the country.

Dr. Andrews brings more than three decades of higher education experience in a range of academic and educational leadership posts. During his time as Dean and Professor of the top-ranked School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, the University established a reputation for quality and results that earned it the #1 ranking two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report. While at Johns Hopkins University, he consistently exceeded fundraising expectations, raising annual averages to $10 million a year.

As President of National University, Dr. Andrews will lead the University’s commitment to transforming higher education through innovation, collaboration and providing an exceptional student experience. His impressive experience overseeing multi-campus programs, serving online students, and executing “smart growth” strategies in enrollment management and program development will align with National University’s dedication to providing adult learners with access to an affordable, high-quality education that has the power to positively impact individual lives and regional economies.

Dr. Andrews holds his bachelor’s in Psychology at Auburn University, and M.S. from Kansas State University in Child Development and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Florida State University.