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Need an Interim or Fractional Leader?

Dr. Larry Banks is a highly experienced academic and operations leader. His skills include course and program development, student retention strategies, online and blended teaching, national and regional accreditation, and compliance. Dr. Banks is a hands-on leader with strengths in problem solving, budgeting, faculty development, enrollment management, quality methods, and project leadership.  


  • PhD in Business Administration – Touro University (regionally accredited). Dissertation: Blended learning through online technology.

  • MBA – University of Phoenix -Specialization in technology management

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

  • CPIM – APICS Certified (American Production and Inventory Control Society).

  • Specialized training: Adult learning models (training/education), JIT, Kaizen, e-marketing, and process reengineering.



  • Committee Member Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools - Competency Based Education Task Force

  • Chairman, Small Business Development Center, Denver, Colorado.

  • Advisor, McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions Group.

  • Vice Chairman, South Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

  • Author – Remote Teaching: Tips and Techniques

  • Career Education Review - Remote Teaching –Thriving or Surviving?

  • A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Content Delivery Modalities for Working Adults. Co-authored with Dr. Gregory Herbert. Published in the proceeding of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 12th Annual Conference. Denver Business Journal – Online Learning’s Future will be a Blend.

  • Career Education Review - Competency Based Learning

  • Small Businessman of the Month: West Valley City, Utah.

  • Most Innovative Vice President/Director: University of Phoenix.

  • Sterling Scholar: Music

  • Represented Higher Education: Governor Bill Owens, and Colorado Economic Development delegation.



"Dr. Larry Banks is an exceptional leader, with years of experience in organizational planning. His knowledge, experience, and success in accreditation is second to none in the industry. He excels in institutional effectiveness, focusing on student learning, student support, and institutional sustainability. I have never worked with anyone more diverse in skill set or talented in the higher education industry."  Jana Colyar, Dean of Students

Professional Experience Includes:

Provost/ALO, Ameritech College of Healthcare now Joyce University. Responsible for leading the college to initial accreditation with NWCCU. Successfully transferred over 1,000 nursing students and faculty to virtual classroom instruction. Conducted in-depth program reviews to improve student experience and retention.


  • President/Vice President of Academics, Argosy University. Worked directly with the COO to solve various campus operations issues:

  • Interim President, Hawaii. Consolidated Guam, Samoa, and Hawaii online operations through blended learning. Hired and trained new Campus President.

  •  Interim President, Los Angeles, California. Hired and trained new Campus President and prepared campus for an accreditation review.

  • Vice President of Academics, San Francisco, California. Successfully prepared campus for a WASP accreditation review.

  • Campus President, Salt Lake City, Utah. Closed campus with minimal disruption by forming articulation agreement with other institutions

  • Provost/VP of Operations, Daymar Colleges Group. Responsible for new program development, enrollment management, retention, placement, and compliance. Direct reports include campus presidents, marketing, academics, and placement personnel.

  • Associate Provost, Program Development/National Director of the Business College, Western Governors University. Responsible for developing new competency-based programs for all colleges. Direct reports included program development managers, instructional designers, editors, and quality control personnel. Responsible for selecting dynamic and engaging learning resources. Managed a $29 million budget.

  • Executive Vice-President of Academic Affairs/ Provost, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Duties included University governance, new program development, committee leadership, faculty, and teaching activities to ensure academic excellence. As Provost, successfully led RMUoHP to obtain regional accreditation.

  • Colorado State Vice President, University of Phoenix Campuses (7 locations).  Achieved budgeted profitability, governmental compliance, and improved campus operations to be fast, friendly, convenient, and accurate. Key team leader in the development of FlexNet, a blended instruction model.

  • Vice President, Office of National Accounts, Apollo Group: University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, IPD, and Western International University. Worked with Boeing, American Express, UPS, Delta Airlines, Motorola, EDS, and other large accounts to improve Apollo’s revenue, service, and profitability.

  • President, DOD Electronics (Harman International- President): Responsible for budgeting, profit, new product development, operations, national and international marketing.

  • Vice President Operations, Harman Music Group (Harman International): Introduced innovative techniques to improve production, quality, and materials functions for this 600-employee company.

  • General Manager, JBL Speaker Company (Harman International): Leader for all functional departments. Large plant (1000 employees). Implemented JIT and Kaizen processes to improve delivery time and lower total inventory investment.


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