The DeVry Institute was founded by Herman DeVry, the great-grandfather to William deVry (Julian J...
Williams’s birth name is William deVry Simard. He moved to Florida with his mother at the age of 19 and still has a residence there. William comes from a long lineage of athletes and entrepreneurs. His father lettered in several sports in college and his maternal grandmother held 26 world records in track and field.
As a young boy William dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player for his favorite team the Montreal Expos, but while in college a friend of a friend suggested he attend acting classes.
DeVry University is a division of DeVry Education Group, a for-profit higher education organization that is also the parent organization for Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University, American University of the Caribbean, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Becker Professional Review, and DeVry Brazil.
The school was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School. The school was renamed to DeVry Technical Institute in 1953 and gained accreditation to confer associate degrees in electronics in 1957, and officially became DeVry University in 2002. In 2014, DeVry had over 60,000 students across 90 campuses throughout North America and over the internet.
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originally posted in April