General William R. Looney III, USAF, Retired and Lieutenant General Thomas F. Metz, USA, Retired Join TUI University Board of Managers

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TUI University, a leader in online education, today announced that General (Ret.) William R. Looney III and Lieutenant General (Ret.) Thomas F. Metz have been appointed to the University’s Board of Managers. TUI University has established its Military Advisory Committee of the Board to help assist active and reserve military personnel in achieving their education goals

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“TUI is privileged to have such distinguished, experienced and dedicated individuals join our board," said Kenneth Sobaski, president and CEO of TUI University.

TUI University, a leader in online education, today announced that General (Ret.) William R. Looney III and Lieutenant General (Ret.) Thomas F. Metz have been appointed to the University’s Board of Managers. As TUI board members, they will utilize their extensive military and leadership experience to support the University’s vision to provide educational opportunities to the military, veterans, civilian military personnel and their families.

General Looney and Lieutenant General Metz will also join TUI’s newly formed Military Advisory Committee along with fellow board member Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) William J. (“Joe”) Gainey. Under their leadership, this committee will provide guidance to the University to meet the unique educational needs of the military, veterans and their families. The Military Advisory Committee of the board will help ensure that TUI degree programs complement professional military education and training and aid in preparing military students to lead in service and in the civilian community. Finally, this committee will help the university shape its plans and strategies to expand its enrollments with the military, veterans and their families.

General Looney recently retired from the United States Air Force, as Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base Texas. As the AETC Commander, he was responsible for all Air Force recruiting, education and training. His command included the Air Force Recruiting Service, Air University and two numbered air forces consisting of 13 bases, 1,750 aircraft and more than 92,000 active duty, reserve, guard, civilians and contractors. Today he serves as a consultant to a broad range of international organizations.

Lieutenant General Metz, also a mentor, advisor and consultant for a broad range of international activities, accumulated almost 40 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Army. He served as the Central Command’s Chief of Staff, and during Operation Iraqi Freedom led more than 120,000 Multi-National Corps – Iraq coalition troops. He also served in two key billets for prioritizing and allocating resources for the Armed Forces as a Deputy and Vice Director in the Joint Staff Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate, J-8.

“Bill and Tom, two respected and decorated members of the military, join Joe in providing TUI University with essential guidance as we strive to further enhance our ability to meet the educational needs of our nation’s military,” said Kenneth Sobaski, president and CEO of TUI University. “TUI is privileged to have such distinguished, experienced and dedicated individuals join our board. Their addition is a testament to our track record of success with military and veteran students, and reflects our continued effort to set the standard for academic excellence and provide unparalleled access and compassionate student support for all members of the military family.”

About TUI University
Founded in 1998, TUI University is a leading online postsecondary university serving all members of the military family. Its pioneering Robust Learning Model (RLM) and proven online methodologies empower students to earn high-quality Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. TUI offers academic excellence with its more than 90 percent Doctoral faculty teaching a real-world, practical curriculum that provides students with the tools to immediately enhance their lives and further their careers. Adhering to the highest academic standards, TUI University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is based in Cypress, California.

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