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Coursera welcomes Chris McCarthy to Board of Administrators


At this time, we’re excited to announce that Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime/Paramount Media Networks and MTV Leisure Studios, has joined Coursera’s Board of Administrators. Chris has produced among the greatest exhibits on TV, utilizing the facility of content material to shift perceptions and make a optimistic impression on essential social points resembling psychological well being, civic engagement, and variety. As an progressive chief recognized for constructing creative-led cultures and driving important enterprise outcomes throughout media and leisure, his insights will assist us develop our international attain and higher serve the wants of our learners and clients. 

“For many years, Chris has helped manufacturers sharpen their focus in order that they will higher ship on their imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “As we place Coursera for long-term, sustainable progress, his operational excellence mixed along with his ardour for creating social impression will assist us scale and improve entry to training throughout the globe.”  

“As the primary particular person in my household to go to varsity, I’m dwelling proof of the facility of training to dramatically alter lives and a person’s sense of function,” mentioned Chris. “This is the reason I’m honored to hitch the board of Coursera and associate with Jeff and his crew to harness the facility of know-how to make sure that anybody, anyplace has the chance to obtain a world-class training.” 

Throughout Showtime/ParamountMedia, Chris manages a worldwide community of media belongings that attain over 1 billion individuals in additional than 180 nations, together with manufacturers resembling Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Community, Smithsonian Channel, and extra. He earned an MBA from The Wharton Faculty of Enterprise on the College of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel College.

As we welcome Chris, we’d additionally wish to thank John Doerr, Common Accomplice of Kleiner Perkins, who’s stepping down from Coursera’s board after 10 years of service. John’s steerage has been instrumental in serving to the enterprise scale and galvanizing us to push the boundaries of what’s doable in on-line studying. We’re grateful for his management, and his legacy will proceed to tell how we form the way forward for training.

During the last three years, Coursera has expanded its board with the appointments of Carmen Chang, Amanda Clark, Ted Mitchell, and Sabrina Simmons. Alongside Chris, these iconic leaders signify distinctive ability units and views that may assist refine our long-term technique and strengthen our dedication to serving the world by means of studying.

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