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Video Interview: Dr. Wallace Boston, President and CEO of American Public University System

June 04, 2010
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NEW YORK, Jun 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Veteran business journalist Jill Bennett joins Dr. Wallace Boston, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Public University System (APUS) to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.

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Dr. Wallace Boston was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Public University System (APUS) and its parent company, American Public Education, Inc. in July 2004. He joined APUS in 2002 as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Boston guided APUS through its successful accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in 2006. In addition, he initiated the institution's application to be the first totally distance learning university to receive Federal Student Aid after the repeal of the 50/50 rule in 2006. In November 2007, Mr. Boston led the parent company of APUS, American Public Education, Inc. (APEI), to an initial public offering on the NASDAQ Exchange. In a turbulent market, he led APEI to successful secondary offerings in February and December of 2008.

In addition to his service to the University, Mr. Boston is a member of the West Virginia Governor's Advisory Council for Technology in Education and serves as a Board Member of the Education Alliance, a non-profit organization promoting public/private partnerships serving K-12 public schools in West Virginia. He is also a Board Member of the Gateway New Economy Council. He is a past Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of McDonogh School, a private K-12 school in Baltimore. In his career prior to APEI and APUS, Wally served as either CFO, COO, or CEO of Meridian Healthcare, Manor Healthcare, Neighborcare Pharmacies, and Sun Healthcare Group.

Mr. Boston is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He earned an A.B. degree in History from Duke University and an MBA in Marketing and Accounting from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business Administration. In 2008, the Board of Trustees of APUS awarded him a Doctorate in Business Administration, honoris causa. In 2010, he earned a doctorate degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

About American Public Education, Inc.

American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq:APEI) is an online provider of higher education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, comprises two universities -- American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Regionally and nationally accredited, APUS serves more than 70,000 part-time students who live and work in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries; and offers more than 100 online certificate and degree programs in fields ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence, and criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, and liberal arts.

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