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As part of an ongoing 30th anniversary commemoration, American Public University System (APUS) recently hosted its 2021 ResearchFest, titled ‘Research for the Public Good’. 
American Public University System (APUS) today announced that Javier Miyares has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. Miyares is a highly respected academic leader with over 20 years of experience driving innovation and change in online higher education, most recently as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

American Public University System (APUS) announced that Dr. Wade T. Dyke will be leaving APUS as President to pursue a new endeavor and that Dr. Katherine Zatz, the former Chairwoman of the APUS Board of Trustees, has been appointed Acting President, effective November 4, 2021. A nationwide search for a permanent replacement is being launched.

American Public University System (APUS) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office have signed an agreement enabling graduates of California’s Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) programs from 116 community colleges to seamlessly transfer to APUS as a junior – with no loss of credit.
American Public University System (APUS) today announced that it has been reaccredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years, with the next reaffirmation scheduled for 2030 – 2031.
In an effort to bring together leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from all areas of the space community, American Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) are hosting the second annual Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference on September 23 and September 24.
American Public University System (APUS) has appointed Dr. Katherine Zatz to chair its Board of Trustees, effective August 1. A long-time board member, Dr. Zatz succeeds Board Chairman General Alfred M. Gray (retired), the 29th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, who is stepping down as a trustee.
APUS and Miami Dade College are partnering to enable more students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees by pursuing guided academic pathways across business, STEM, cybersecurity, IT, computer sciences and psychology disciplines.Showing a continued commitment to make higher education more accessible, American Public University System (APUS) and Miami Dade College (MDC) are partnering to enable more students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees by pursuing guided academic pathways across business, STEM, cybersecurity, IT, computer sciences and psychology disciplines.
Prestigious Award Validates the University’s Highly Relevant Degrees and Courses in Reverse Logistics Management.
APUS, Founded as American Military University in 1991, Proudly Celebrates Approximately 90,000 Current Students and Over 108,000 Alumni Who Inspire Student-Centered Education and Innovation.
Partnership Expands Access to Counseling for APUS Students Including Active-Duty Service Members, Reservists, and Civilians.
APUS has committed numerous resources to help students, staff and faculty.
APUS celebrated its graduating class at its 25th annual commencement on May 22. The virtual event recognized the accomplishments of over 14,000 AMU and APU graduates from all 50 states and approximately 30 countries. Graduates range in age from 18 to 84 years old.
APUS is offering free access to its diverse library of over 200 podcast episodes to share best practices and unique life experiences that benefit both working professionals and adult learners.
Nationally recognized thought leader's student-centric vision and innovation efforts align with APUS's core mission.
Dr. Wallace E. Boston Business School launches over 30 new courses to help businesses hurdle economic challenges.
APUS and Rio Salado College today announced a partnership that enables students to earn an online associate degree with seamless admission into selected online baccalaureate programs.
APUS announced that four master’s-level students and alumni of American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) have been named Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Finalists for the Class of 2021. Since 2011, nearly 60 APUS alumni have achieved this status in the highly competitive, government-run fellowship.
Highlighting its ongoing commitment to the active duty military and veterans communities, APUS has expanded support of National Wreaths Across America Day this holiday season.
Naming Pays Tribute to Dr. Boston Building APUS as a Trailblazer of Affordable Online Higher Education
APUS Offers Scholarships, Newly Launched Freedom Grant® and Ongoing Support of Military-Affiliated Events
Freedom Grant® Awards over $17.6 Million to Approximately 49,000 Students in Just Six Months

Media Coverage

In an article for Homeland Security Today, APUS expert Ilan Fuchs discusses the implications of Tunisia's first female prime minister.
In the Big ReThink podcast, APUS expert Oliver Hedgepeth dives into the challenges and potential solutions related to today's supply chain.
The American Business Journals explore how APUS aims to be the 'most transfer-friendly' place for community colleges.
In an article for Security Magazine, Ben Brown - an AMU alumni and veteran - shares how he is applying lessons learned in the military while working in the private sector today.
Higher Ed Dive covers news that the California Community Colleges system has signed a transfer agreement with American Public University System to ensure students receive credit for their community college work.
Dr. Ron Wallace, Professor of Criminal Justice at American Military University, discusses best practices for response and training for human trafficking and domestic violence with Carol Olson, host of the Recover Is podcast for WRIR.
Diverse Military covers news that the American Public University System can now receive graduates from California's Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program, which allows students with an associate degree at one of 116 California community colleges to seamlessly transfer their credits to another university, where they can work toward a bachelor's degree in a much shorter time.
APUS receives reaccreditation for 10 more years
The Martinsburg Journal reports on American Public University System's reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission for 10 years, through 2030-31.
Dr. Kenneth Williams, executive director for cyber defense and a program director for the cybersecurity programs at American Public University System, shares thoughts on the DOJ's decision to fine contractors for failure to report incidents.
Harry Wilkins joined the hosts of Panhandle Live! to discuss various topics including APEI's real estate footprint in Charles Town, WV.
SpaceRef covers American Public University System and Policy Studies Organization’s 2021 conference, the second annual Space Education and Strategic Applications conference, ‘SESA: Focusing the Telescope.’
In HR Daily Advisor, Dr. Kandis Y. Boyd-Wyatt, Professor of Transportation & Logistics at American Public University System, shares an article on best practices for rebuilding a resilient workplace culture amid the challenges of the pandemic.
Christopher Reynolds, Ed.D., CEM, Dean and Vice President of Academic Outreach and Program Development and Samer Koutoubi, M.D., Ph.D., the Public Health Department Chair and Associate Professor at the School of Health Sciences at APUS, share thoughts on the remaining 2021 hurricane season in an opinion editorial for The Hill.
The Calvert Journal explores video game history abroad with Professor Dawn Spring, a US historian at APUS who has written on gaming history as historical scholarship.
GovInfoSecurity covers Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, executive director of the Center for Cyber Defense at American Public University System, thoughts on cybersecurity risks in Afghanistan. 
Oliver Hedgepeth, professor of logistics at the American Military University Online, discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence, to the point where it has become omnipresent in the world of logistics management.
Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, executive director of the Center for Cyber Defense at American Public University System, shares insights on cybersecurity approaches taken by the Obama and Trump administrations for Bank Info Security and other ISMG outlets.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting profiles the American Public University System (APUS) as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Though the school is based in the state, it serves thousands of active-duty military members, veterans, and family members nationwide. APUS, a higher education organization including American Military University and American Public University, the school system is the 4th largest employer in West Virginia. Its stated purpose is helping active-duty military members and veterans transition back into the workforce, with both schools’ educational programs being completely online.
Kevin Harris, the program director for cybersecurity, information systems security and information technology at American Public University, shares that Juneteenth is a reminder of the consequences of untimely access to crucial information. In this opinion piece for The Tennessean, he outlines why timely access to information is crucial to cybersecurity and cyber-equity.
Know your purpose! APUS is highly focused on the needs of our students. We help them advance their education in the most affordable, effective way possible, APUS President Dr. Wade Dyke says on the EdUpExperience podcast
Do you ever have questions about why your computer or iPhone seem so smart? Even wonder when your text message replies are provided for you, and you just select the one of three answers to your friend? That is Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a column for the Associated Press, APUS professor Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth covers the impact of AI as a part of daily routines at home and work today, often going unnoticed.
Sandy Durrance is the latest resident of Petersburg to earn one of 15 scholarships for dependents of military families to earn a Hunt Heroes Foundation Scholarship for her studies of Psychology at American Public University, The Progress-Index reports.
American Public University System is taking steps in providing better care for its students after recently announcing a partnership with Uwill to offer on-demand mental health support for its adult learners.
AMU professor of criminal justice and forensic science Jennifer Bucholtz believes the murder of Rebekah Gould could have happened on a Sunday and not Monday, two people may have been involved, and she was hit while standing up.
As part of a series on “Lessons from Inspirational Women Leaders in Tech,” APEI CEO Angela Selden shares insight from her more than 30 years of experience in technology & technology-enabled services, and discusses APEI’s commitment of providing high-quality, affordable, inclusive higher education to under-served populations.
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