Furnishing more than two decades of experience in educational administration, Gary P. Cosgrove serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Operations at Keiser University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over the past six years, Gary P. Cosgrove has overseen the operations of several campus entities with services spanning the state of Florida. In his current position, he reports directly to the University’s Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Cosgrove led ITT Technical Institute (a part of ITT Educational Services) at Lake Mary, Florida, as Campus President for 17 years, guiding the most successful campus start-up operation in the company’s history. Overseeing the growth of several new campuses, he mentored and trained other campus Presidents. Gary P. Cosgrove’s efforts earned him the ITT Director of the Year award and several ITT Regional Director of the Year awards. He notably led a campus that received nine ITT Educational Services “Best of the Best” awards. He also achieved board membership in the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.Gary P. Cosgrove obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Education at Indiana University, subsequently completing significant graduate work in Biology and Education at Butler University in Indianapolis. He gained early professional experience as ITT Publishing’s Director of Personnel, next taking a position as Corporate Director of Human Resources at ITT Employment Training and Systems, Inc. Mr. Cosgrove’s responsibilities with the venture encompassed diverse aspects of facilities acquisition, personnel hiring, and the provision of quality training services at 26 U.S. locations. Active in his community, Gary P. Cosgrove has served as board member, Treasurer, and Vice President of Very Special Arts of Florida, which brings arts into the lives of individuals with disabilities. Gary P. Cosgrove contributes to non-profit organizations such as Spay N Save Animal Rescue, the Small Dog Rescue Association, and other local animal shelters that offer affordable neuter and spay services.
Nov 2006 - Jun 2012
Associate Vice Chancellor-Operations
Oversees numerous campus locations throughout the state of Florida. Keiser University grants degrees from Associate to Phd. level. Cosgrove reports directly to COO.
Feb 1989 - Oct 2006
ITT Educational Services
Headed the most successful campus start-up in the history of ITT Educational Services. Responsible for several start-up operations throughout the state of Florida. Mentorship, training of campus presidents.
Jan 1987 - Jan 1989
Corporate Director of Personnel, Compensation and Benefits
ITT Educational Services
Implementing and coordinating all compensation plans and benefit plans nationwide for over 3500 employees.
Apr 1985 - Dec 1986
Corporate Director of Human Resources
ITT Employment Training and Systems, Inc.
Responsible for nationwide start-up operations that included hiring all personnel, acquisition of facilities and equipment and delivering training outcomes at twenty-six locations throughout the United States.
Feb 1980 - Mar 1985
Director of Personnel
Complete personnel responsibilities for three subsidiary publishing companies under ITT Corporation. Howard W. Sams, a technical book publisher, Bobbs-Merrill, an educational and non-fiction book publisher, and Research and Review/Newkirk, a law/legal and finance publisher.