Teri Canon, J.D.
Coalition for the Common Good
Teri Cannon is the Founding President of Minerva University, serving as President until April 2022 after nearly 10 years with Minerva. She continues with Minerva as in-house counsel and as a Higher Education Consultant. She is a lawyer and higher education professional with more than 40 years of experience in various academic, leadership, and consulting roles for a wide variety of institutions and accrediting agencies. Teri has consulted with more than 40 educational institutions on issues related to accreditation, student achievement, governance, and organizational change and development. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WCSUC), and was dean of two small California law schools and associate dean at a major public university.
She served as the Educational Consultant to the California Committee of Bar Examiners, which accredits law schools in California, and to the American Bar Association for the approval of paralegal education programs. She has served on several governing boards and two accrediting commissions, and has written and spoken widely on issues related to accreditation, governance, the changing landscape of higher education, legal ethics, access to legal services, and diversity in the legal profession and the academy. Ms. Cannon holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.