American Public University System names new department chair for key program

March 22, 2005

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., March 21, 2005 – American Public University System recently named Frank Rosa, who has taught at the Air Force Academy, the University of Notre Dame and elsewhere, as department chair of its government and international relations program.

“Dr. Rosa brings distinguished academic credentials and valuable public and private sector experience,” says Wally Boston, president and chief executive officer for the University System, a distance learning institution serving m ore than 12,000 students worldwide. “He also has the strategic planning and administration experience necessary to shape the program and ensure its growth.”

Rosa earned his doctorate in international relations from Notre Dame. He was chairman of the defense studies and international relations program at the Air Force Academy. He has more than 15 years experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. He was campus director at DeVry University, where he oversaw daily operations and directed graduate programs.

Rosa is a 23-year veteran of the Air Force, serving 13 years in fighter squadrons in the U.S., England, Thailand and Korea. He also has consulted regarding management training and organizational change.

“Our program offers students an impressive range of courses – ones that combine theory with real-world applicability,” says Rosa. “My goal is to continue enhancing that unique combination that sets us apart – and prepares our students for careers in politics, civil service, management, the military and many other fields.”

To prepare for such careers, students can earn:

    – Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and
    international peace and conflict resolution
    – Master’s degree in public administration
American Public University System is comprised of American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU). APU and AMU support students in 50 states and 110 countries, delivering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. The institutions provide relevant and affordable distance learning – taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. Students can study for careers in homeland security, intelligence, criminal justice, sports management, business administration and more. They enjoy the convenience of 100 percent online courses and monthly class starts. Visit www to learn more.
Beth LaGuardia, American Public University System

Carolyn Russell
Russell Public Relations Inc.