In 2007, Gary Brahm became the founding chancellor of Brandman University and today, oversees a network of twenty-nine campuses, more than 2,500 faculty and staff, 12,000 students, and an annual budget of $100 million.
Prior to his present position, Brahm served as the executive vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer of Chapman University for over thirteen years. Brahm was responsible for enrollment management, financial aid, registrar, student life, investments, budgeting, information systems, human resources, facilities management and campus planning, and business services. He has periodically served as chair or a member of numerous WASC accreditation visiting teams.
He has presented on non-traditional education, online, and competency-based education at the American Council for Higher Education annual meeting, the Association of Governing Boards National Conference on Trusteeship, the Credit Suisse global conference, the WASC Academic Resource Conference and many others.