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Mr. Michael Netzer

Mr. Michael Netzer - American Public University System (APUS)Senior Vice President, Academic Program Development and Outreach

Mr. Michael Netzer joined American Public University System in 2014 as Senior Vice President for Academic Program Development and Outreach. In his current capacity at APUS, he is responsible for a wide range of outreach involving all military, veterans, and community college programs. He is also responsible for corporate training and education as well as program development.

He comes to APUS from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), where he served as Academic Dean for the School of Applied and Information Technology since 2000. Mr. Netzer had academic leadership for all the technical programs including engineering, computer science, cyber security, aviation, information technology, health informatics, and others. Under his tenure, he created the Institute for Art, Design and Interactive Media.

Prior to CCBC, Mr. Netzer was president and founder of PrimeNet, which was a successful network engineering and integration firm. The firm grew to approximately $30MM in revenues and approximately 200 employees, and was recognized by both the Daily Record and Baltimore Business Journal as one the fastest growing firms in Maryland. Integrated Electrical Services (IES) acquired the company and Mr. Netzer assumed the role of Regional Operating Officer for the communications sector of IES. Mr. Netzer’s early career was with Verizon (Bell Atlantic) where he served as assistant to the President, manager of regulatory affairs, and held many technical positions including engineering. Mr. Netzer also served as an adjunct faculty member at University of Maryland of Baltimore County.

In addition to his service to APUS, Mr. Netzer serves on several boards including a Board of Trustee for the Baltimore County Public Library, and has performed numerous consulting engagements in both the private and government sectors.

Mr. Netzer holds a B.S. degree in management/leadership from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. degree in telecommunication and data communications from Johns Hopkins University.