|Membership level: Hall of Fame|
Inductee Year 1999
|A 1959 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School and President of his Senior class, Dennis Keller went on to earn his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1968, and was a Graduate School of Business Fellow. During his business career he held positions in marketing and sales with Motorola and Bell & Howell.
In 1973, he co-founded Keller Graduate School of Management, and in 1987 Keller Graduate School acquired the assets of DeVry, Inc., the holding company for DeVry Institutes of Technology. He is a director of NICOR, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and The Great Books Foundation, to name a few. He is a trustee of Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, the Glenwood School for Boys, and the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation. In April, 1996, he was appointed to the Illinois Human Resource Investment Council by Gov. Jim Edgar.
Mr. Keller is a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton Univer- sity and is also Chairman of the University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Council. He is the Chairman of the Graduate School of Business Council for the University of Chicago.
He is one of the sponsors of the Peter Winston Friend Scholarship awarded annually at Hinsdale Central. As was written in the 1959 El Diablo, Dennis is a "tremendous president, a wonderful athlete, stupendous student, and a fabulous citizen."
Keller, a Hinsdale resident, is married and has three sons.