Bachelor of Arts – University of California, Riverside
Juris Doctor – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Strouse is currently the Chief Operating Officer of The Taft University System and Dean of Taft Law School. Mr. Strouse has over two decades of experience in private postsecondary education having previously held executive positions in two institutions and has provided legal and consulting services to numerous others. Mr. Strouse is responsible for regulatory compliance and new program development at Taft.
Since 1989, Mr. Strouse has been a primary resource for the drafting and implementation of statutes and regulations related to postsecondary education in California. During the last 15 years, Mr. Strouse has served on several state committees, which have drafted regulations related to the California Education Code. He has also drafted legislation, position papers and testified before the legislature regarding numerous statutes and regulations in California on behalf of the school industry. Mr. Strouse is the Chief Legislative Counsel for the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools and is the principal author in the private postsecondary school reauthorization bill passed in the legislature in 2004.
He has served as General Counsel, for the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. In this capacity he presented seminars on “Hypnosis and the Law.” He has also practiced law as a partner in the law firm of Matsen & Strouse.
He has been a member of the California Bar since 1980. He has been admitted to practice in the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern, Central and Northern Federal District Courts in California. He received honors in law school for his participation with the National Moot Court Honors Board, Trial Advocacy Team and as a Community Legal Services Team Leader.
Trade and Professional Associations/Credentials:
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Served four years as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
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