Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.

 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Major General (Retired) Barbara G. Fast 
Biography PhotoMajor General (Retired) Barbara G. Fast

Major General (Retired) Barbara G. Fast currently serves as the President/CEO of BGF Enterprises LLC. She currently sits on the boards of American Public Education, Inc.; Hondros College School of Nursing; and several not-for-profit private organizations, to include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Cyber Advisory Council for Huntsville. She serves on the Strategic Advisory Group for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a privately held aerospace engineer... 

  Chairperson Committee Member
Jean C. Halle 
Biography PhotoJean C. Halle

Jean C. Halle has served on our Board since March 2006. Ms. Halle is currently an independent consultant. From 2002 to 2010, Ms. Halle was the Chief Executive Officer of Calvert Education Services, a provider of accredited distance education programs and educational support services. From 1999 to2001, Ms. Halle was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of New Business Development for Times Mirror Interactive, a digital media subsidiary of the former Times Mirror Company. From 1986 to... 

Timothy  J. Landon  
Biography PhotoTimothy  J. Landon

Mr. Timothy Landon is the CEO of Landon Company and focuses on early stage angel investing and consulting for private equity, venture capital and large traditional and online media companies. Tim is the Chairman of, LLC., a start-up in the online real estate news and information space.

Previously, Mr. Landon worked for Tribune Company from 1986 until 2008 in a variety of positions and had leadership roles in starting, Classified Ventures, the ... 

Committee Member   Chairperson
Eric C. "Ric" Andersen 
Biography PhotoEric C. "Ric" Andersen

Mr. Ric Andersen has 29 years of experience working in operations, consulting and private equity. He spent over 20 years at PwC Consulting where he served many of the firm's largest clients and rose to become a Managing Partner and COO. He played a central role in the divestiture of PwC Consulting to IBM in 2002 and became a senior executive at the company, leading IBM’s services business in Asia for two years. During his tenures with Price Waterhouse, PwC Consulting, and IBM, Ric was a senio... 

Committee Member Committee Member  
Dr. Wallace E. Boston 
Biography PhotoDr. Wallace E. Boston
President and Chief Executive Officer
Member, Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Wallace E. Boston was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of American Public University System (APUS) and its parent company, American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) in July 2004. He joined APUS as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002.

Dr. Boston guided APUS through its successful initial accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in 2006 and ten-year reaccreditation in 2011. In November 2007, Dr. Bo... 
Dr. Barbara L. Kurshan 
Biography PhotoDr. Barbara L. Kurshan

Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan is a leader in the fields of education technology, entrepreneurship, and investment in education. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Academic Innovation and a Senior Fellow in Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania where she runs the Milken-GSE Business Plan Competition, chairs EDSi (Education Design Studio) and oversees the Master's in Education Entrepreneurship program. Previously, as the President of Educor... 

Committee Member   Committee Member
William G. Robinson, Jr. 
Biography PhotoWilliam G. Robinson, Jr.

William G. Robinson, Jr. is the President of Broadgate Human Capital, LLC. which is a management consulting firm aimed at value creation through excellence in human resources. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Sabre and was a key executive in taking the company public and also served as CHRO for Coventry Healthcare which was a $14B publicly traded healthcare insurance company.

William was a 20 year veteran of the General Electric Company and... 

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