Joe Schaefer
  • President, Education Technology Services, Strategic Education, Inc.

Joe Schaefer is president of Education Technology Services for Strategic Education, one of the largest education companies, where he oversees a portfolio of innovative tech-based programs designed to help working students increase their economic mobility. Joe develops and maintains relationships with leading employers to build education benefits programs, providing their employees with access to affordable and industry-relevant certificate and degree programs. Strategic Education’s portfolio includes Sophia Learning, a subscription-based, direct-to-consumer portal for general education courses; SaaS-based education management platform Workforce Edge; and Employer Partnerships, overseeing corporate partnerships with our universities. Previously, Joe served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Transformation Officer for Strategic Education, Inc. and its various higher ed brands, including Capella University and Strayer University which primarily serve working, adult students.