APUS Vice President of Military Programs Elected President-Elect of Council of Colleges and Military Educators

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James Sweizer, Vice President of Military Programs at American Public University System (APUS), was recently elected President-Elect of the Council of Colleges and Military Educators (CCME) at their annual symposium in San Francisco, Calif.

I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship with such a powerful voice in military education.

James Sweizer, Vice President of Military Programs at American Public University System (APUS) (http://www.apus.edu)], was recently elected President-Elect of the Council of Colleges and Military Educators (CCME) at their annual symposium in San Francisco, Calif. CCME is the only national organization for professional military educators. Sweizer was most recently Vice President, Institutions, for CCME.

“CCME is comprised of academic institutions and the military community whose mission is to promote and deliver quality education to all branches of the military,” said Sweizer. “I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship with such a powerful voice in military education.”

As Vice President of Military Programs at APUS, Sweizer oversees all military outreach activities and serves as the main liaison between the university and Department of Defense agencies. Sweizer served in the United States Air Force for over 33 years as an active duty member and civil servant before joining APUS. He has an extensive background in adult continuing education and served as a guidance counselor and education services officer at a variety of overseas and stateside military installations.

“Jim’s past service as an Education Officer and Chief of Air Force Education, combined with his current duties at APUS, gives him a unique and multi-faceted perspective on military voluntary education,” said Carol Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Marketing for APUS. "Jim's leadership role at CCME will benefit from his extensive experience and unwavering commitment to military service members."

Sweizer holds an M.A. in Education from North Dakota State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Minot State University. He is a graduate of the Air War College non-resident program and Harvard University’s Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education.

About American Public University System
American Public University System is comprised of American Military University and American Public University and provides distance learning to more than 30,000 civilian and military adult students worldwide. APUS offers 57 degrees in its online undergraduate and graduate programs. APUS’s curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in homeland security, national security and emergency and disaster management. APUS also offers programs in professional studies, management, and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no charge to degree-seeking undergraduate students. Eligible students may apply for Federal Student Aid. American Public University System is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). For more information, please visit http://www.americanpubliceducation.com.

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Renée Williams Hockaday
American Public University System
703.334.3868
rhockaday @ apus.edu

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