Dr. Michael R. Cunningham Biography

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham

Chancellor of the National University System

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham joined the National University System in 2013 and has extensive experience in both the education and business sectors.

Through his leadership, the National University System is leading the national expansion efforts of the Sanford Education Programs: Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, which are based on the vision of renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

Previously, Cunningham served as dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University and taught strategy and entrepreneurship courses at SDSU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and New York University.

He was also the founder, chairman, chief executive officer, and
president of Cunningham Graphics International (CGII; NASDAQ) from 1989-2000, a multinational graphics communications company that operated out of seven countries and employed approximately 2,000 employees.