“On behalf of the board, I also want to personally thank both Julius and Jim for their strong leadership and many years of service to APUS,” Boston added. “As a result of their careful guidance and dedication to our core mission and vision, we are well-positioned for continued success in providing an affordable, quality education to active-duty members, veterans and civilians alike.”

Following his retirement from the Army after a nearly 40-year career, LTG Julius Becton, Jr., served as director of the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance in the Agency for International Development and as the third director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He then returned to Prairie View A & M College of Texas, his alma mater, as its fifth president, and his final civilian post was as CEO/Superintendent of public schools in the District of Columbia.

LTC Herhusky joined the APUS board in 2008 after serving the institution for 13 years in key leadership positions, including COO and executive VP for institutional advancement. He directed its accreditation efforts with both the Higher Learning Commission and the Distance Education and Training Council, after serving for several years on DETC's Business Standards Committee and receiving DETC's 2007 Distinguished Service Award. He previously served in the US Army as the G-1 of the 10th Mountain Division and adjutant general of the 21st Theater Army Area Command.

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 two-time recipient of Sloan's Effective Practices Award, offers 87 online degree programs through American Public University and American Military University. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a diverse variety of subjects. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.

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