Dr. Alan Drimmer Named the New President of Western International University.

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Western International University, based in Phoenix, AZ, has named Dr. Alan Drimmer as the new university president.

Our WIU team is working to innovatively redefine the quality education experience expected by adult students, both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Alan Drimmer comes to Western International University (WIU) from American InterContinental University (AIU), where he served for a number of years as Chief Executive Officer and President of AIU Online.

While at AIU, Dr. Drimmer oversaw six campuses in the United States and a campus in London, in addition to the online campus. During his tenure at AIU, Dr. Drimmer reestablished the institution's growth trajectory, re-energized its strategic planning and institutional effectiveness processes with a view toward strong student outcomes, and drove broad-based culture change initiatives among faculty and staff.

Before joining AIU, Dr. Drimmer led functions at several proprietary education ventures, including UNext/Cardean University, eCornell, and the Corporate Executive Board's Learning and Development Roundtable. Earlier in his career, Dr. Drimmer served as a management consultant in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, an official at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, and a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

"I am extremely excited to be joining the staff and students at Western International University," said Dr. Drimmer. "Our WIU team is working to innovatively redefine the quality education experience expected by adult students, both domestically and internationally."

Dr. Drimmer earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Chicago, he earned a master's degree and PhD in Political Science and a bachelor's degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Dr. Drimmer also spent several years as a dissertation fellow at Harvard University's John M. Olin Center for Strategic Studies, where he received the Derek Bok Undergraduate Teaching Award.

About Western International University
WIU was founded in 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona and was accredited by The Higher Learning Commission in 1980. In 1995, WIU became part of Apollo Group, Inc., one of the leading educational corporations in the United States. Today, WIU is a for-profit corporation committed to the effective management of its human and financial resources to provide educational innovation and high-quality degree programs. The Arizona campuses are located in Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Fort Huachuca, with international campuses in China and India and our virtual campus, WIU Interactive Online. The majority of WIU students are working adults who thrive on the flexibility and convenience of our course schedules and locations. WIU faculty includes experienced practitioners who hold advanced degrees in their teaching fields and are highly successful in their areas of expertise. WIU offers associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as a professional certificate in Accountancy. For more information, visit http://www.wintu.edu.

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