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American Sentinel University Names Dr. William Tammone as Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Aurora, CO (PRUnderground) May 20th, 2019

American Sentinel University today announced the appointment of Dr. William Tammone as Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation.

As Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Dr. Tammone will contribute to the overall academic performance of the university and ensure continued academic integrity of its programs. He will focus on assessment of programs, innovation in the development of its Empowered Classroom™ concept and its (non-degree) workforce knowledge programs.

“I’ve been an admirer of American Sentinel since I first learned about the University more than ten years ago, said Dr. Tammone. “In the intervening years, I’ve had an opportunity to interact professionally with several of American Sentinel’s trustees, administrators, and staff, and I’ve seen firsthand the University’s commitment to quality, integrity, and innovation.”

He continued, “Throughout my professional career, I have taken great satisfaction and pride in helping people improve their lives and advance their careers through education. I’m looking forward to joining the American Sentinel team because I know everyone in the organization shares my passion to make higher education accessible and affordable. American Sentinel University is committed to serving the educational needs of working adults – particularly those in the nursing and healthcare management professions – using the most advanced educational technologies and the most effective student-centered approaches to learning.”

Dr. Tammone has more than 20 years of experience as a higher education administrator and was most recently the Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit at Macomb Community College in Macomb County, Michigan. Prior to that he was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Colorado Community College System, that includes 13 colleges. He also has significant accreditation experience with the Higher Learning Commission having been involved with the commission since 1997. Dr. Tammone holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology, and a Master of Science in human biology and medicine from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University.

“We are extremely excited about Dr. Tammone joining American Sentinel,” said Dr. Rick Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel University. “He brings exceptional skills and experience to add both depth and breadth to our programs.”

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In June 2016, the Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a four-year period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.

The MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is not included in the programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

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