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Dr. Frank B. McCluskey Plans to Retire as Executive Vice President and Provost of APUS

Charles Town, W.Va., December 6, 2010 — American Public University System (APUS) today announced that Dr. Frank B. McCluskey plans to retire from his role as executive vice president and provost of APUS effective March 17, 2011. His affiliation with APUS is expected to continue through a new role as scholar in residence of educational theory.

Dr. McCluskey, 61, has served the university for nearly six years during which the institution earned accreditation and increased recognition from the academic community. Over the span of 21 years of leadership roles in higher education, he has published numerous papers and given scholarly presentations on such topics as online pedagogy, active learning, and the administration of online learning in higher education.

Dr. Wallace E. Boston, APUS president and chief executive officer, “We are tremendously grateful for the dedicated service of Dr. McCluskey and his unyielding commitment to student learning which has resulted in APUS being recognized as a leader in online higher education. His work and accomplishments have furthered the academic achievement and career advancement of thousands of university graduates throughout the years.”

Dr. McCluskey is expected to serve the university as scholar in residence of educational theory. In this role, he will advise the institution on matters of online learning and advancing effective instructional and outcomes measurement practices in collaboration with higher education leaders nationwide.

“We look forward to Dr. McCluskey’s continued association with the university and his contributions to advancing best practices in online higher education,” added Dr. Boston.