James P. Pellow, Ed.D.

President & CEO


James P. Pellow joined CIEE in June 2011 as the fourth president and CEO in the organization’s 70-year history. Previously, Jim spent 20 years at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, where he served as executive vice president and chief operations officer for 11 years and in various financial and operating roles since 1991. During his time at St. John’s he played a leading role in the transformation of the university from a historically commuter school to a national and international university. This transformation included a capital expansion featuring the construction of 18 buildings, the acquiring of two domestic campuses, the establishment of two international campuses, and significant expansion in the university’s academic, marketing, IT, and student services. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Jim led several major community service projects in New York City, Rome, and Paris, and taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in business, finance, and strategy.

Jim holds a doctorate in education from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in finance and bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University, and an honorary doctorate from Kokushikan University in Japan, awarded for his commitment to global programs and international cultural exchanges.

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