Minneapolis (November, 29 2017)—Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the additions of two new executive director positions and hires for its Schools of Business, Technology, Design and Health Sciences.* Mike Burica joins Rasmussen College as the executive director of the School of Technology, Business and Design. In this new position, Burica will help differentiate the College’s technology, business and design programs to better meet the needs of today’s digital economy. Cami Jacobson joins Rasmussen College as the executive director of the School of Health Sciences. As executive director, Jacobson will help drive an increasingly complex and broad selection of existing and emerging patient care and health sciences programs for the College. Both Burica and Jacobson officially started in their new roles in October.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Mike Burica and Cami Jacobson to our team at Rasmussen College. Together, they bring more than 30 years of industry and higher education experience, specifically building in-demand products and services for technology companies and helping develop career pathway programs for working adults,” said Tom Slagle, chief executive officer, Rasmussen College. “The creation of these new positions are a direct result of the College’s commitment to meeting the demands of a growing and complex technology, business, design and healthcare workforce. We know today’s digital economy is disrupting every industry—leading to new skills and competencies that businesses require of current and future employees. We look forward to working with Burica and Jacobson to continue to evolve our innovative learning offerings so that every Rasmussen College graduate is prepared and empowered in these fields.”
Mike Burica started his career at U.S. Robotics where he learned the power of combining great products with strong leadership. More recently, he spent 14 years at Digi International, a global networking company where he held a variety of roles in sales, marketing, product management and general management supporting domestic and international customers. In 2014, Burica was recruited to lead Ecessa Corporation, a telecom networking company where he helped create innovative products and services to position the company as a leader in the emerging software-defined networking market. Burica holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas.
“I am excited and honored to join Rasmussen College and help it continue to develop and provide some of the best and most innovative learning options in the market,” said Burica. “When researching the College, something that stood out to me was its approach to career-focused education and commitment to delivering on their mission of always putting the student first. I am excited to contribute to that mission by helping create new program offerings and delivery models that align with demands of today’s digital economy—putting students in a strong position upon graduation.”
Cami Jacobson has more than a decade of experience in developing educational programs across multiple industries including manufacturing, information technology, hospitality and financial services. Most recently, at Colorado Technical University, Jacobson realigned the College of Computer Science and Technology to reflect both industry workforce demand and national competency models. Prior to CTU, she helped University of Phoenix build academic partnerships with some of the largest organizations across the globe. Jacobson is extremely passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, specifically for the non-traditional student, and has served as co-chair of the STEMconnector® Higher Education Council and Innovation Task Force. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Michigan State University and an MBA from DePaul University.
“Rasmussen College has a rich history providing industry-relevant education. Our programs are a means to an end for our students; we get them to a place of career success and life fulfillment, which is something truly special to be a part of,” said Jacobson. “The healthcare field is undergoing significant shifts. It doesn’t just happen in the doctor’s office or hospital anymore. It happens on our wrist through biosensors, apps within our personal device, outpatient and practitioner facilities and virtually though telemedicine. The spirit of value-based care has permeated our healthcare system. I am excited to help the College prepare our students to both operate within this new space and excel.”
Jacobson is based in Chicago while Burica is located in the Twin Cities. To learn more about Rasmussen College and its Schools of Business, Technology, Design and Health Sciences, visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/.
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