Board of Trustees Biographies

Teri Cannon, JD, Chair

Teri Cannon is the Acting President of Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute. Minerva has developed a highly innovative new educational model designed to educate global leaders who will solve the world’s complex problems. It combines a global student body and study in seven cities throughout the world with a rigorous curriculum and fully active learning methods based on the science of learning. Ms. Cannon has more than 40 years in higher education – working in both law and undergraduate education and in both public and private institutions. She served as Executive Vice President of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities for more than six years after serving as a dean in two California law and as a consultant to more than 20 educational institutions. A lawyer, Teri graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science with honors and completed her JD with honors at Loyola Law School.