2022-06-29 | NDAQ:APEI | Press release
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Public University System (APUS) today announced that U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lori E. Reynolds (retired) was appointed to its board of directors. An experienced strategic leader with a demonstrated history of leading organizational change, Reynolds was the oldest woman in the Marine Corps for more than eight years; she is now CEO of LEReynolds Group, a consultancy founded in September 2021and Chairman Emeritus of the Sea Services Leadership Association.
“We are delighted to welcome Lieutenant-General Reynolds to the APUS Board of Directors. His vast experience will help us continue to build our ability to provide accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all backgrounds, including military and veteran students,” said Frank ballchairman of the APUS board of directors.
As Deputy Commandant of Marine Corps Information and Commander of Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command, Reynolds developed, led, and managed the Marine Corps. $12 billion global information portfolio spanning intelligence, computing, networking, cybersecurity and space. During his 35-year career, Reynolds led Marines at all levels of command, and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I am honored to join APUS at such an exciting time when the University is playing a dramatically increased role in enabling service-minded students to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Reynolds. “I am excited to help future APUS students achieve their educational goals.”
Reynolds – only the third woman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general in the Marine Corps – has significant experience in strategic planning, process improvement, driving transformation, solving complex strategic problems and developing challenge organizations to maximize results through diversity, equity and inclusion. A Baltimore native, she has held many high-impact positions around the world over the past three decades.
From 2011 to 2014, Reynolds commanded all Marine Corps recruit and recruit training operations for the eastern half of United States when she was commanding general at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC In this role, she was responsible for recruiting and training 20,000 new Marines a year.
Four years later, she assumed command of Marine Corps Cyberspace Command at Fort Meade, Maryland. Three years later, she was promoted to lieutenant general and served in that rank until the summer of 2021.
Reynolds holds two master’s degrees in National Security Policy Studies, from the United States Naval Warfare College, and the US Army War College. Reynolds earned his commission and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the US Naval Academy.
About the American Public University System
American Public University System (APUS) provides accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all backgrounds. APUS, a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Public University as well as American Military University, the leading provider of Higher Education for US Army and Veterans*. With over 116,000 alumni worldwide, APUS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.
*Based on Department of Defense FY 2019 tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
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