Dr. Richard (Dick) Senese serves as president and chief academic officer for Capella University. He served as vice president of Academic Affairs and chief academic officer for Capella University since 2014 and became interim president in 2015.
Prior to returning to Capella, Dr. Senese served in leadership roles with the University of Minnesota Extension for 13 years. He has taught at a number of Minnesota-based institutions, including St. Olaf College, Metropolitan State University, and the College of St. Scholastica, and served previously as the associate dean for Capella University’s Harold Abel School of Psychology.
Dr. Senese received his PhD from the University of Minnesota through the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program within the Department of Educational Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist and active in community affairs in his native Minnesota.