June 15, 2016
American Public University System has appointed executive vice president and provost Dr. Karan Powell as its president effective July 1. President Dr. Wallace E. Boston, will be stepping down from the position but will remain CEO of APUS parent company American Public Education Inc., as part of an anticipated organizational realignment, providing strategic and leadership support to APUS, Hondros College of Nursing, and other APEI ventures.
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the next president of APUS. Over the last 25 years, the university has provided quality, affordable online programs to adult learners. I'm fortunate to have served as part of its executive team during this time, most recently as provost. In my new role, I hope to continue to advance our core mission and further strengthen our academic reputation, the successful legacy of Dr. Wally Boston," Powell said.