Modern Campus Announces CEO Transition


TORONTO — September 20, 2022 — Modern Campus, the higher education industry’s leading modern learner engagement platform, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter DeVries as Chief Executive Officer. 

DeVries—previously Modern Campus’s President and Chief Operating Officer—replaces Brian Kibby, who has departed the company. DeVries has been a leader in the organization since 2008, leveraging his expertise in highly-scalable enterprise SaaS software to deliver the platform reliability and operational excellence that’s driven Modern Campus customers’ success.  

“Modern Campus is delivering on its mission to support colleges and universities in modernizing their learner experience,” said Steve Pogorzelski, Chairman of the Board at Modern Campus. “The executive team at Modern Campus is talented and deep. We are confident that Peter DeVries and this leadership team will continue to build on the organization’s record of performance.”  

After rebranding in February 2021, Modern Campus acquired interactive campus map and virtual tour provider nuCloud, academic catalog and curriculum management providerDIGARC, student engagement and development leaderPresence, leading higher education text-messaging providerSignal Vine, andAugusoft, a leader in enrollment management for continuing education and corporate education programs. By adding these tools alongside Omni CMS, the only tailor-mode CMS serving the higher education space, and Destiny One, Modern Campus offers solutions that serve every corner of over 2,000 colleges, universities and education providers across North America. 

DeVries has worked to establish scalable, SaaS best practices across each of the solutions within the Modern Campus portfolio, and continues to lead efforts to build integrations between the products where they add value for current and future customers.  

Through the acquisitions, Modern Campus established a model for the transformation of the higher education industry, designed to support students at every phase of the learner-to-earner lifecycle—both inside and outside the classroom. This is especially critical given the challenges being experienced across the industry. 

With product innovation and customer success as a hallmark and focus, Modern Campus’s executive group and team are excited to enter this next chapter. 

About Modern Campus 

Modern Campus is obsessed with empowering its nearly 2,000 higher education customers to thrive when radical transformation is required to respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and administrative complexity. 

TheModern Campus engagement platformpowers solutions for non-traditional student management, web content management, catalog and curriculum management, student engagement and development, conversational text messaging, career pathways, and campus maps and virtual tours. The result: innovative institutions can create a learner-to-earner lifecycle that engages modern learners for life, while providing modern administrators with the tools needed to streamline workflows and drive high efficiency. 

Learn how Modern Campus is leading the modern learner engagement movement at and follow us on LinkedIn. 

Last updated: September 19, 2022

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