Two Women Promoted at American Public University

The American Public University System offers 79 online degree programs through the American Military University and the American Public University. Founded in 1991, the university originally offered degree programs to military personnel but has now expanded to cover teachers and other public service workers. Headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia, the university serves 90,ooo students worldwide. Most students are employed full-time and the average age of the student body is 31 years old.

Karan Powell was recently promoted to provost. She has been serving as senior vice president and academic dean. Dr. Powell joined the university’s board of trustees in 2002 and was named academic dean in 2005.

A graduate of Western Illinois University, Dr. Powell holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and an educational doctorate from George Mason University.

Also promoted to a new position is Gwendolyn Hall. She was named vice president and academic operations officers. She has been serving as dean of the School of Security and Global Studies. She joined the university’s faculty in 2005 after teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy, working at the Pentagon, and as a staff member for the Select Committee on Homeland Security of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dr. Hall holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland.

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