James Bartholomew was appointed senior vice president, Chamberlain University and Institutional Support Services in 2021.
In his role, James is responsible for the strategy, operations and growth of Chamberlain. In addition, he leads Adtalem’s shared services group responsible for driving operational excellence across Adtalem’s higher education institutions.
Prior to this role, Bartholomew served as the SVP of integration and transformation, in which he led the development of Adtalem’s plan to integrate Walden University and the transformation of Adtalem’s operational model.
In 2020, Bartholomew re-joined Adtalem as president, Adtalem Medical where he was in charge of all operational and financial aspects of Adtalem’s world-class medical education institutions including the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine and Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP).
Before re-joining Adtalem, Bartholomew served as president and CEO of DeVry University, Inc., where he led the successful carve out of the university from Adtalem Global Education, transitioning it to new ownership while leading the business to growth in a declining market.
Prior to joining Adtalem, Bartholomew honed his education leadership experience serving as president of Le Cordon Bleu, vice president operations at Universal Technical Institute and president of NASCAR Technical Institute. He started his career spending time in broad operational leadership roles at Sarah Lee Corporation and Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
Bartholomew holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University where he studied chemistry and economics and earned a master’s degree of business administration from Wake Forest University with a focus in international management.