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James M. Kapitan, President, Brown Mackie College — Merrillville

James Kapitan has worked in the field of higher education since 2004. Most recently he has served Brown Mackie College – Merrillville since 2011, first as the Dean of Academic Affairs and then as the Campus President in 2013.

Kapitan started out his career in higher education leadership as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, IN. He then served as the Campus Academic Dean, National Program Advisor, Criminal Justice Program Director, and an Instructor at Westwood College, River Oaks Campus in Chicago, IL.  Prior to his position at Brown Mackie College – Merrillville Kapitan was the Senior Vice President of Academics at the Computer Systems Institute in Skokie and Chicago, IL. 

Kapitan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Calumet College of Saint Joseph and a Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.

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