American Public University System Announces the Appointment of Dr. Katherine Zatz as Chair of the Board of Trustees |



CITY OF CHARLES, VM, August 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – American public university system (APUS) appointed Dr. Catherine zatz chair his Board of directors, effective August 1. Long-time member of the Board of Directors, Dr Zatz succeeds the General Chairman of the Board of Directors Alfred M. Gray (retired), the 29th Commander of the United States Marine Corps, who is stepping down as administrator.

“APUS has built a solid foundation to make higher education more accessible to the military, veterans and other learners, and it is an honor for me to help advance these efforts,” said Dr Zatz , who also served as chairman of the board prior to General Gray’s tenure. . “As an accomplished leader, he has helped APUS to grow and evolve significantly over the past 25 years.”

Dr Zatz brings a range of higher education experience and knowledge to the board. During her nearly 10-year tenure as Chair of the APUS Board of Directors, APUS achieved its first regional accreditation, launch of doctorates, and increased the number of registrations significantly.

“On behalf of the entire institution, I thank General Gray for his countless contributions and leadership during his extraordinary 25-year term,” said APUS President Dr. Wade Digue. “At the same time, I salute Dr Zatz’s deep expertise in helping us continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring the best possible learning outcomes for our approximately 90,000 students.”

Dr Zatz holds a doctorate in higher education and adult education and two master’s degrees in Columbia university – College of teachers. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, and attended the University of Wisconsin – Central Marathon County.

The other members of the APUS board of directors elected in force August 1, 2021 include Mr. Frank Ball, Dr. Lucie Lapovsky, Dr. Marie marcy, Dr JD Polk, William G. Robinson, President and CEO of APEI Angela Selden, and the lieutenant-general. Vincent stewart (retired – USMC).

About the American public university system

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time OLC Effective Practice Award recipient, offers over 200 degree and certificate programs in online through American Public University and American Military University, the U.S. Army’s premier education provider * and nation’s top university for students using their GI Bill Advantage ** (based on student registration data). Approximately 110,000 alumni around the world have benefited from APUS ‘inclusive and relevant curriculum and flexible online delivery model. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI). For more information visit

* Based on DoD tuition assistance data for fiscal year 2019, as reported by Military Times, 2020.

**Based on data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for fiscal year 2019, as reported by Military Times, 2020.


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