US Public University System Appoints David Cumberbatch, Head of Entrepreneurial Education and Technology, to Board of Trustees | Journal-news


CHARLES TOWN – American Public University System (APUS) announced that David Cumberbatch has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

A seasoned education and technology executive, Cumberbatch has led strategic growth initiatives at consumer-facing companies. including Microsoft, ACT Inc. and Stride, Inc. and is now Senior Advisor for K-12 Solutions at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Cumberbatch to the APUS Board. His breadth and depth of experience – in higher education, technology, and consumer-facing organizations – is well-suited to APUS’ mission to provide accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all walks of life,” said Frank Ball, Chairman of the Board of APUS. .

Cumberbatch is a senior advisor to New Markets Ventures and a founding board member of Undaunted Futures. He was also a member of the advisory board of Apogee Equity Partners, Village Capital and Riiid Labs.

“I am honored to join APUS as online higher education plays such an important role in developing and cross-training a dynamic workforce amid growing business demands,” said Cumberbatch. . “As a longtime executive at EdTech, I am excited to help prospective APUS students achieve their educational goals.”

Cumberbatch was founder, president and CEO of ECS Learning Systems from 2017 to 2020, an EdTech solutions provider. Previously, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Stride, Inc. (formerly K12, Inc.), where he focused on expanding career readiness solutions and education technology. . Prior to that, he was Director of Strategy and Marketing at ACT Inc., a nonprofit leader in assessing college and career readiness. There, he collaborated in the development of the ACT digital test and the launch of ACT Aspire.

His previous experience includes high-level roles as a senior product manager at Microsoft Corporation, where he led its Consumer and Education growth segments. Previously, he was Brand Director for Procter & Gamble, focusing on the European and Latin American markets. Cumberbatch has also held leadership positions in start-ups including Imagitas and SimpleTuition.

Cumberbatch holds a BSc (Honours, First Class) in Computing and Economics from the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) and an MSc in Management Studies from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He currently lives in Iowa with his family.

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 in the United States. soldiers and veterans.

With over 114,000 alumni worldwide, APUS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI).

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