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Dr. Frank B. McCluskey Plans to Retire as Executive Vice President and Provost of American Public University System

December 06, 2010
Recognized Expert on Learning Outcomes to Serve as Scholar in Residence of Educational Theory

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Dec 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 

American Public University System (APUS) today announced that Dr. Frank B. McCluskey plans to retire from his role as executive vice president and provost of APUS effective March 17, 2011. His affiliation with APUS is expected to continue through a new role as scholar in residenceof educational theory.

Dr. McCluskey, 61, has served the university for nearly six years during which the institution earned regional accreditation and increased recognition from the academic community. Over the span of 21 years of leadership roles in higher education, he has published numerous papers and given scholarly presentations on such topics as online pedagogy, active learning, and the administration of online learning in higher education.

Dr. Wallace E. Boston, APUS president and chief executive officer, "We are tremendously grateful for the dedicated service of Dr. McCluskey and his unyielding commitment to student learning which has resulted in APUS being recognized as a leader in online higher education. His work and accomplishments have furthered the academic achievement and career advancement of thousands of university graduates throughout the years."

Dr. McCluskey is expected to serve the university as scholar in residenceof educational theory. In this role, he will advise the institution on matters of online learning and advancing effective instructional and outcomes measurement practices in collaboration with higher education leaders nationwide.

"We look forward to Dr. McCluskey's continued association with the university and his contributions to advancing best practices in online higher education," added Dr. Boston.

About American Public University System

American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium's 2009 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and a recipient of Sloan's Effective Practice Award in 2009 and 2010, offers 79 online degree programs through its American Public University and American Military University institutions. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 75,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. For more information, visit http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apus.edu&esheet=6535415&lan=en-US&anchor=www.apus.edu&index=2&md5=c915ded61b8c6dcb7216cf6fbbc81eba.

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SOURCE: American Public University System

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