Chief Executive Officer
Scott Durand is Chief Executive Officer of ACUE. Scott is a firm believer that education can transform lives. A mission-driven leader, Durand has dedicated his career to building teams and leading mission-driven organizations to create impactful educational opportunities for learners of all ages.
Prior to joining ACUE, Durand dedicated nearly two decades to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). As part of the core leadership team, Durand was a cornerstone of the historic growth which spurred SNHU to become the nation’s largest private university. Durand led SNHU’s Global Campus Marketing team and also developed and launched SNHU’s Workforce Partnerships, leading strategic partnerships with some of the country’s leading organizations. Durand was part of the team which launched over 200 online programs and developed a brand focused on exceptional outcomes and value for students. Through these and other programs, SNHU expanded and reinvented higher education to meet the needs of today’s diverse student body and workforce.
Most recently, Durand served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Learning Solutions of Stride, Inc. (formerly K12) and led the organization to deliver online educational solutions to public school districts nationwide.
Durand earned an associate degree from Northern Essex Community College, a BS in Business Communications from Southern New Hampshire University, and an MEd in Secondary Education, History from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.