Strategic focus and savvy time management are key leadership success criteria. Over the next several months, through the first quarter of 2017, we will be focused on several critical supporting priorities for APUS, including the topic of today’s post, leadership onboarding and development, along with leadership “Listen and Learn” and strategic planning. Other key institutional priorities such as curriculum quality, teaching excellence and strategic enrollment and relationship management will be addressed in future posts.
On July 1, 2016, I became just the third, and first woman, president of American Public University System. This week, APUS celebrates my inauguration, commonly understood as “the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period,” "the formal admission of someone to office,” and ”a ceremony to mark the beginning of something.”
By: Dr. Vernon Smith, Senior Vice President & Provost
Change can be exhilarating when it is perceived as positive, renewing and transformative. Change can also be scary when it is perceived as negative, a process of decay, or a variation from the way we hoped or expected things to turn out. One thing is certain, things will change.