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W. Dale Young Joins American Public University System as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

February 3, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Feb 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Public University System (APUS) - an accredited, online university system that serves more than 59,300 working adults worldwide - announces W. Dale Young has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the university's information technology department with a focus on continuous business process improvement, expanding academic assessment tools, course delivery systems, and improving the student and faculty experience.

"I am pleased that Mr. Young has joined our team to help ensure we are fully prepared to serve a much larger student population in the years ahead and to further enhance our data-driven approaches to managing all aspects of our learning enterprise," said Wallace E. Boston, Jr., President of American Public University System.

Mr. Young most recently served as President of DECENT LLC, a business and technology services company. Previously, he served as CEO of a system management/outsourcing business based in Asia and as Executive Vice President of Systems Alliance, Inc., a Maryland-based business and technology consulting services company.

Prior to those engagements, Mr. Young enjoyed a 25 year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PwC) with various leadership responsibilities including Vice Chairman and CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Korea, where he worked with his Partners to build the PwC Korea Consulting business from 100 to more than 1,400 consultants in three years and gained a 50+% market share. Mr. Young's other responsibilities included ORACLE Global Practice Leader and Managing Partner of several PwC practices.

"Our organization will certainly benefit from Mr. Young's experience of having successfully directed the design, implementation, and operation of complex financial, operational, and administrative information systems at large companies in multiple industries," added Mr. Boston.

W. Dale Young is a Certified Computing Professional (CCP), earned a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of Harvard University's Delivering Information Services leadership development program.

"Mr. Young brings the business, process management, and software development expertise required to implement cutting-edge IT strategies that will further optimize our operations and improve student satisfaction. In addition, he will help enhance our proprietary student information and online campus system ("PAD" or Partnership At a DistanceTM), learning management system, marketing and financial systems, as well as data warehouse, and other tools that analyze, manage, and improve student learning," stated Dr. Sharon van Wyk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of American Public University System.

About American Public University System

American Public University System includes American Public University and American Military University and educates more than 59,300 adult learners worldwide. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no cost for eligible undergraduate students.

SOURCE: American Public University System (APUS)

American Public University System
Christopher L. Symanoskie
AVP, Corporate Communications
703-334-3880
csymanoskie@apus.edu