American Public Education, Inc. : American Public University System Appoints Major Gen. (Ret.) Robert Nabors and Vice Admiral (Ret.) Ann Rondeau to Board of Trustees
08/20/2012| 02:05pm US/Eastern
Incoming Members Reinforce Core Mission of Educating Those Who Serve
American Public University System (APUS) today announced the appointment
of Major General (Ret.) Robert L. Nabors and Vice Admiral (Ret.) Ann E.
Rondeau to its board of trustees. MG Nabors, an executive advisor to
Booz Allen Hamilton, and VADM Rondeau replace retiring members
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Julius Becton, Jr., and Lieutenant Colonel
(Ret.) James H. Herhusky.
"I'm extremely pleased to welcome Bob and Ann to the APUS board of
trustees, where their collective business acumen and many years of
unparalleled public service will help us to even further strengthen our
established leadership in educating those who serve," said Dr. Wallace
E. Boston, president and CEO.
MG Nabors is a former senior VP for EDS U.S. Government Solutions and
also served as commanding general for the US Army,
Communications-Electronics Command, Ft. Monmouth NJ. In addition, he
held several other senior leadership roles over a distinguished military
and civilian career, including deputy commander of the White House
Communications Agency. He holds more than 40 military awards and
decorations and over 400 honorary awards, including the Distinguished
Service Medal. He earned a BS in systems engineering from the Univ. of
Arizona, an MS in systems management from the Univ. of Southern Calif.
and served as a senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Government,
VADM Rondeau retired in April 2012 after 38 years of active-duty service
in the US Navy, where she most recently served as president of the
National Defense University, and, previously as the deputy commander of
the US Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base. She has served in
leadership, staff and command assignments in a myriad of mission areas,
from fleet operations and strategy and policy to training and education.
She was selected as a White House Fellow, a Chief of Naval Operations
Strategic Studies Group Fellow, and permanent member of the Council on
Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of Eisenhower College, where she
was selected by the Board of Trustees as "Most Distinguished Graduate"
and received the Groben Award for Leadership.
"On behalf of the board, I also want to personally thank both Julius and
Jim for their strong leadership and many years of service to APUS,"
Boston added. "As a result of their careful guidance and dedication to
our core mission and vision, we are well-positioned for continued
success in providing an affordable, quality education to active-duty
members, veterans and civilians alike."
Following his retirement from the Army after a nearly 40-year career,
LTG Julius Becton, Jr., served as director of the Office of US Foreign
Disaster Assistance in the Agency for International Development and as
the third director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He then
returned to Prairie View A & M College of Texas, his alma mater, as its
fifth president, and his final civilian post was as CEO/Superintendent
of public schools in the District of Columbia.
LTC Herhusky joined the APUS board in 2008 after serving the institution
for 13 years in key leadership positions, including COO and executive VP
for institutional advancement. He directed its accreditation efforts
with both the Higher Learning Commission and the Distance Education and
Training Council, after serving for several years on DETC's Business
Standards Committee and receiving DETC's 2007 Distinguished Service
Award. He previously served in the US Army as the G-1 of the 10th
Mountain Division and adjutant general of the 21st Theater Army Area
About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium's 2009
Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and two-time
recipient of Sloan's Effective Practices Award, offers 87 online degree
programs through American Public University and American Military
University. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility
help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a
diverse variety of subjects. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.
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