Dr. Afrookhteh is the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Trident University. He is a higher education executive with a unique background, combining PhD and JD degrees with over 25 years of combined teaching and administrative experience in higher education in private as well as public, traditional and on-line institutions. His experience as a faculty member, academic administrator and compliance officer affords him a uniquely broad perspective on higher education issues and allows for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to shared governance, strategic planning, policy development, problem solving and decision-making. Dr. Afrookhteh has developed and taught courses in Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration, Business Law, Medical Ethics, Law and Ethics in Education, Health in Public Education, Program Evaluation and Healthcare Finance. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Afrookhteh has served in various capacities including Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Protection of Human Subjects in Research and Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). He has also served on the Academic Senate at a California State University campus. Dr. Afrookhteh also currently serves as pro bono legal advisor to the Council of College and Military Educators and previously served as a director on the board of California Advisory Council on Military Education.