PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2014--
Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) today announced that Retired
Air Force Brig. Gen. Dana Born, Ph.D., has been appointed to the
company’s board of directors. Dr. Born will serve as an independent
director of the company, and will serve on the audit and compensation
committees of the board of directors.
“We are pleased Dr. Born has agreed to join our board," said Peter
Sperling, chairman of the Apollo Education Group board of directors.
“Dana's distinguished leadership in the U.S. Air Force, along with her
expertise in domestic and international postsecondary institutions, will
benefit the company. As a lecturer in public policy, and a former high
level policymaker in higher education and the military, she will help
bring critical insights relating to the issues faced by veterans, active
duty servicemembers and their families."
Dr. Born is currently a lecturer in public policy at the Center for
Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of
Government. She previously served two terms as dean of the faculty at
the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she was also a professor and head of
the Academy's Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department.
Dr. Born has also served as assistant director for recruiting research
and analysis in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force
Management Policy in the U.S. Department of Defense, and commanded the
11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington,
D.C. She served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A 1983 graduate with distinction of the U.S. Air Force Academy, she
holds a master's degree in experimental psychology from Trinity
University, a master's degree in research psychology from the University
of Melbourne, and a doctoral degree in industrial and organizational
psychology from Penn State University. She has received the Air Force
Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Defense
Meritorious Service Medal.
About Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private
education providers and has been in the education business since 1973.
Through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global,
Institute for Professional Development, Western International University
and College for Financial Planning, Apollo Education Group offers
innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and
on-campus, at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Its
educational programs and services are offered throughout the United
States and in Asia, Australia, Latin America and Europe, as well as
online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Education
Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit www.apollo.edu.
Source: Apollo Education Group, Inc.
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