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Nadeem Khattak

Director of Student Services, MarsU


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Nadeem Khattak

Los Angeles, CA 



I. Pathways College, Professor, 2018- Present
II. Los Angeles ORT College, Director of Education & Faculty, 2012 - 2020
III. Keller Graduate School of Management, Center Dean, 2001-2012
IV. DeVry University, Assistant Director of Admissions, 1999-2001
V. Pakistan Armed Forces, Electrical Engineer, 1988-1998

Nadeem Khattak, a Northcentral University’s Post Master Doctoral graduate in Higher Education Leadership,  assumed the role of Center Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies and Advisement of Keller Graduate School of Management (KGSM) located in Los Angeles from 2002-2012. As a senior faculty, Nadeem also taught GM600 - Business Planning Seminar (MBA Capstone) and other General Education courses at DeVry University. Over the course of his duration at Keller Graduate School of Management, Nadeem closely worked with Chancellor Dr. Timothy Ricordati, Vice Provost and other campus leaders. 


A professional with comprehensive knowledge of higher education institute administration, operations, student enrollment, academic affairs and student services. Nadeem was accountable for tasks such as curriculum planning, program development, new students’ enrollment, student retention, financial resource allocation, fiscal management, and performance improvement at higher education institutes in the United States. He was able to build strong partnerships and connections with teachers, parents, staff, and students.


Nadeem major goal is to fulfill Mars University’s mission of uniting students, researchers, and professionals in a multidisciplinary curriculum, to settle humans on planet Mars and to carry our founders vision to educate, inspire, and empower humanity to create a habitable world and to extend human civilization to Mars by providing stellar services to Mars University’s stockholders.


If humankind is to expand out into the Universe, then Mars is likely to be our first stepping stone. With an atmosphere largely consisting of carbon dioxide and temperatures that vary between 20C and -125C, the Red Planet isn't exactly ideal for human occupation. We'd have to adapt to living almost entirely within sealed habitats - so outdoors-y types need not apply. But there is perhaps a bigger issue in play. Colonizing Mars would provide humankind with a lifeboat, ensuring our species' survival if some giant catastrophe were to befall civilization - let's say an asteroid strike, or an ecological breakdown. The scientific reasons for going to Mars can be summarized by the search for life, understanding the surface and the planet's evolution, and preparing for future human exploration. Understanding whether life existed elsewhere in the Universe beyond Earth is a fundamental question of humankind.


Research Areas

Higher Education Leadership
Allocation of Financial refocuses in higher education
Adult education administration
Building new leaders in higher education
Strategic Planning in Academic affairs
Change Management

Intellectual Curiosity and leadership skills
Commitment to Diversity