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American Public University System (APUS) is pleased to announce that its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Task Force has been recognized by University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for its strong commitment to equity, representation and inclusion in marketing, enrollment and student success.
The conference will promote multidisciplinary conversations about issues related to both military and commercial space at the intersection of science, technology, education, and policy.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH®)) has reaccredited the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at American Public University System (APUS), through December 31, 2029.

Nuno Fernandes officially assumed the presidency of American Public University System (APUS) today following an event with faculty, staff and guests at the university’s Finance Center in Charles Town. Mr. Fernandes, APUS’s fifth president, brings deep experience aligned with APUS’s mission to educate adult learners of all backgrounds.

American Public University System (APUS) has selected Nuno Fernandes as its new president, effective September 1, 2022. Mr. Fernandes becomes APUS’s fifth president at a time when opportunities for tremendous growth and innovation lie ahead for the University.
American Public University System (APUS) announced its Executive Director of the APUS Center for Cyber Defense, Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, has been appointed to The Cyber AB’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC).
American Public University System (APUS) announced that U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lori E. Reynolds (retired) has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. An experienced strategic leader with a demonstrated history of leading organizational change, Reynolds was the most senior woman in the Marine Corps for over eight years.
 American Public University System (APUS) proudly celebrated over 14,000 graduates and recognized numerous award recipients at its 26th annual commencement on Friday and Saturday. The ceremony marked the first in-person graduation since 2019, due to the pandemic.

American Public University System (APUS) is proud to celebrate over 14,000 graduates at its 26th annual commencement taking place June 17 –18 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD. The ceremony marks the first in-person graduation since 2019, due to COVID-19.


American Public University System (APUS) will exhibit at the 2022 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo on June 12-15. APUS will be in Booth 2042 at the event in New Orleans.


American Public University System (APUS) is proud to celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 21 to honor all of the men and women—including current students and alumni—who are serving across military branches, as well as all those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

50strong collaborates with military-ready employers and higher ed partners such as AMU to identify opportunities that support at-scale resources and exposure to private-sector employers.
 American Public University System (APUS) announced that David Cumberbatch has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. 
American Public University System (APUS) announced that the Dr. Wallace E. Boston School of Business has been reaffirmed by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.

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Dr. Michael Cottam, Associate Provost, Academic and Faculty Services, discusses the design, development and delivery of the learning experience, plus higher ed trends to look out for, with Evolllution @themoderncampus.

Dr. Kenneth Williams, Executive Director, American Public University System, shares why the cybersecurity industry is facing a challenge to find qualified candidates for Dark Reading. He shares what recruiters, educators, and employers can do to fill the talent gap.

APUS Business School Dean Marie Harper discusses the value of higher education for adult learners amid today’s “great reassessment”.

The EdUp Experience podcast interviews APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith on higher Ed’s top fears, thoughts on student data & privacy, and the future of higher Ed.
APUS Graduate Roderick Davenport shares how he overcame challenges brought on by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to earn his degree in Sports Management from the APUS School of Health Sciences.
Fox anchor Kristi Larson speaks with hospitality consultant and APUS professor Dr. Gary Deel about travel tips for the Labor Day 2022 holiday weekend.
Too many institutions are stuck in the status quo, and that’s part of how students get left behind, Smith explains. Adopting a student-focused approach with a scalable strategy is how APUS is moving forward.
ZDNet covers how for the past 30 years, the American Public University System has offered flexible education to military service members and working adults.
In an article for University Business, APUS is featured among the 50 top institutions for best salaries among graduates once they enter the career force.
Dr. Marie Gould Harper, Dean of the Dr. Wallace E. Boston School of Business, discusses why HR professionals need to be “change agents,” and how HR has changed in the last few years for the Get Reworked Podcast.

In this interview with WDCW50, AMU’s Lisa Binger discusses the services our military outreach team provides to service members, spouses, and working adults to help them reach their professional goals.

APUS has been selected to be a member of CYBERCOM's Academic Engagement Network (AEN), a collaborative effort between academia and CYBERCOM to leverage the capabilities and talents of both groups to provide a more robust cyber defense.
American Public University System (APUS) is partnering with the U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) to help strengthen the country’s cybersecurity posture. APUS has been selected to be a member of CYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network (AEN), a collaborative effort between academia and CYBERCOM to leverage the capabilities and talents of both groups to provide a more robust cyber defense.
AMU is looking to take the next step into the world of gaming by entering the metaverse. In this case, AMU is looking to become a part of the military metaverse. This metaverse is comprised of teams from each branch of the United States military that compete in national and international video game contests. As a result, there is a prevalent online digital gaming world made up almost entirely of servicemen and women.
Oliver Hedgepeth, professor of logistics with American Public University System online, offers guidance on what warehouse employers and workers must do to adjust to the new age of automation.
Dr. Michael Pittaro, of American Military University – The School of Security and Global Studies – joins host to discuss the current state of criminal justice and best practices to educate future criminal justice students and professionals going forward.
In an interview wit Authory Magazine’s Karen Mangia, APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith discusses what organizations should do to adapt to the future of work, from both an employer and employee perspective. 
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Max Aulakh,   the CEO and Founder of Ignyte Assurance Platform and an APUS veteran alumni, joins podcast host Joe Cane on the Veterans on the Move podcast to discuss how he uses his education and military experience to translate to a cybersecurity career in the private sector. 
A newly released Best Value Colleges report, for college-comparison website GradReports, highlights how APUS is among the top 10 schools in the nation that offer the highest salary for lowest tuition. 
Dr. Randall W. Hanifen, PhD, CFO, FIFireE, an associate professor from the APUS Emergency Management program shares thoughts on the biggest challenges facing the field in this article for EMS1.
In a video segment on recent spikes in crime, Good Morning America interviews Michael Pittaro, PhD, an associate professor of criminal justice for American Military University.
An article in Higher Ed Dive shares details on the APUS acquisition of GSUSA.
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