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.
By: John N. Gardner, President
John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
I am here today as one of American higher education’s leading innovators and thought leaders to convey my respect to her (Dr. Karan Powell) and for the University in a very public manner. I am here to welcome her into our exclusive club.
The role of president, as my long-time predecessor Dr. Wally Boston and others confided, couldn’t be more different from either of the two other roles. In fact, I had no idea it would be as different as it is. When asked if I like being president I have said it is really different, I am enjoying all that I am learning, and then asked them to ask me if/how I like being president at the end of the year.
By: Karen Vendouern-Srba, Associate Vice President of Academic & Instructional Technology
The Academic & Instructional Technology team is a small and focused group with many diverse responsibilities and expertise. One of those focused areas is providing instructional pedagogy and learning theory to courses to enhance student learning. The team responsible for this is the eLearning team within Academic & Instructional Technology and multimedia developers.
By:Carolyn Todaro, Associate Vice President, Academic Advising
Academic advisors partner with students to provide the guidance and resources required to help them make empowered decisions and achieve academic success. They work with students to review academic records and progress; advocate educational requests on their behalf; collaborate on educational and personal goals; encourage engagement with the university; communicate degree requirements and policies/procedures; and help students locate and utilize resources that meet their academic needs.