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Brad Adams

Chief University Operations Officer

Favorite 2U Guiding Principle: Make Service Your Mission

Brad Adams is Chief University Operations Officer at 2U, Inc. Adams oversees University Operations, which is the delivery arm of the business for 2U’s global graduate, executive education, and boot camp products. He leads a driven team responsible for supporting students and faculty to drive outcomes and ensuring an accessible and seamless experience across the learning lifecycle. 

Adams joined the company in 2009 as Executive Vice President of Post-Enrollment Services, managing the service components of the student lifecycle. Prior to 2U, he served as general manager of Educate Online and vice president of technology for Sylvan Learning.

Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned his M.B.A. from the 2U-powered MBA@UNC program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. With more than 20 years of edtech experience, Adams has an unyielding passion for quality, student outcomes, and service.