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April 20, 2010
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (April 20, 2010) – American InterContinental University, a military-friendly university providing quality education to career-focused students, announced Richard Kennedy as the director of military relations.
In his new position, Kennedy will lead the AIU military relations department to better serve its military population and create stronger partnerships with all branches of the armed forces. Kennedy understands the unique needs of military students and veterans as a veteran himself. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander overseeing an Educational Service Office, where he coordinated both afloat and ashore college education programs in accordance with the Navy’s College Program for Afloat College Education.
"My experience with the military and in education helps me understand the unique needs of AIU's military-related students, which is a significant portion of the school's population," said Kennedy. "These students need anywhere and anytime access, as well as flexibility. I'm proud to work with a school that provides these benefits, as well as the support services needed for success."
Along with his military experience, Kennedy comes to AIU with a wealth of knowledge in a number of fields including education, marketing and business. He gained classroom experience teaching at Columbia College Chicago in the marketing communications department. He also has worked at Abbott Laboratories and CMC Inc., serving in marketing and training functions.
“Richard’s naval career and his expertise in education and business make him an outstanding candidate for this position,” said Jennifer Ziegenmier, vice president of university student management at AIU. “With his guidance and knowledge, AIU can become the premiere learning institution for members of the military and their spouses.”
Kennedy earned his bachelor’s degree at Marquette University and holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Loyola University in Chicago. For more information on the services available through the AIU Military Relations department and programs offered at AIU, please visit: www.aiuniv.edu.
Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT, criminal justice and design at U.S. campuses in Atlanta, Houston, Weston, Fla.; an international campus in London; and an internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award-winning AIU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.
AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more info visit www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org or call 312-263-0456.
AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more info visit www.aiuniv.edu or www.aiuonline.edu.