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Holly Tapper

Holly Tapper offers a strong background as a university administrator leading successful graduate programs, with extensive experience in online learning for nearly 15 years.

Prior to coming to RNL, she was director of online operations at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she had a track record of success. Under her leadership more than 20 online programs brought in $15M/year. The university’s MBA program had a 54 percent growth rate, with new students per year bringing in $3.9M in program tuition. Similarly, the human resources program brought in $2m in tuition. She implemented weekly tracking to improve scalability, data integration, marketing collaboration, and tech improvements, resulting in savings of $630,000 in the first year.

Previously, Holly also served as dean of graduate programs at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, overseeing programs across 30 campuses that generated $14M/year. She has also served as a program chair and professor at St. Mary’s, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, Excelsior College, William Mitchell College of Law.


Holly holds an MBA, a JD, and a BA from the University of Iowa.

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