American Public University System and Defense Acquisition University Partner to Enhance Educational Opportunities for DoD Workforce
DAU Credits to Be Accepted Toward APUS Degree Programs for Eligible Students
FORT BELVOIR, Va., and CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., July 7, 2015 - Defense Acquisition University (DAU), an internationally recognized, award-winning Department of Defense corporate university, and American Public University System (APUS) have signed a strategic partnership to provide enhanced online education opportunities for the Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAW) through DAU’s Excelerate program.
DAW members are eligible to receive credit from Excelerate partner institutions towards master’s degrees and certificates for achievement of Level II and Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification. Under the APUS agreement, DAU credits will be applied towards major or concentration course requirements for an MBA or Master’s in Government Contracting, Management, Defense Management, Transportation & Logistics Management or Information Technology with either American Military University (AMU) or American Public University (APU).
“DAU constantly assesses methods to enhance support for the Warfighter and the Defense Acquisition Workforce,” said DAU Acting Vice President Dr. Roy Wood. ”The opportunity to continue career-relevant training while earning college credit is invaluable for members of our nation’s defense community.”
Founded as American Military University in 1991 to educate those who serve, APUS today offers more than 90 degree programs through AMU and APU to military, public service and corporate professionals in such fields as homeland and national security, intelligence, and emergency and disaster management. APUS faculty members include scholar-practitioners in government, business, and nonprofit organizations including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State Department, CIA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the United Nations.
“We’re pleased to work with DAU to support the specialized professional development needs of those working to support and enhance America’s global defense capabilities,” said Dr. Wallace E. Boston, APUS president and CEO, who joined Wood for the signing ceremony at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
For additional information on the agreement, visit http://www.dau.mil/aboutDAU/Lists/StrategicPartnership/itemdv.aspx
DAU is a best-in-class corporate university established by Congress to provide the Defense Acquisition Workforce with a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. Visit www.dau.mil for more information.
About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and four-time recipient of the OLC's Effective Practice Award, offers more than 90 online degree programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 50,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.
APUS President & CEO Dr. Wallace Boston and DAU Vice President (Acting) Dr. Roy Wood signing the agreement.
From left to right: Tatiana Sehring, Leonardo Manny, CPCM (DAU Director, Center of Contracting and
Small Business Capital & NE) DeAnn Wandler, Dr. Wallace Boston,Roy Wood, Ph.D. (Vice President, Acting),
Lenn Vincent (DAU Industry Chair), Oliver Hedgepeth, Mike Harbert.
Christen Goulding, DAU
Jill Kurtz, APUS
American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and four-time recipient of the OLC's Effective Practice Award, offers more than 90 online degree programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 50,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, www.apus.edu.