American Sentinel University Announces Prominent Education Innovator Frank Mayadas to Board of Trust

AURORA, Colo. – April 25, 2012 – American Sentinel University, a leading online university accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, today announced that Frank Mayadas, Ph.D. was recently elected to the American Sentinel University Board of Trust effective March 14, 2012.

Dr. Mayadas is a prominent education innovator in online learning and has served as a senior advisor to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 2010, advising the foundation on its continuing grants in the Anytime, Anyplace Learning Program.

Previously he served as a program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and helped craft the grant making strategy in online learning, globalization, industry studies and career choices in technical fields.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Mayadas spent 27 years at the IBM Corporation holding a number of executive level positions and most recently serving as the vice president, research division, technical plans and controls from 1991-1992.

Dr. Mayadas has had more than 35 published papers in systems, devices and solid state physics and holds several patents and awards from IBM.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Mayadas to the American Sentinel Board of Trust. He brings several decades of demonstrated and enthusiastic support for education and in particular, distance learning. Further, his expertise in business and technology will be of great value to the school as we continue to evolve our degree programs in those disciplines to meet the rapidly changing needs of our students and their employers,” says Rick Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel University.” As one of the prime architects of Sloan C and its quality initiatives, we expect his active participation in our continuing quality improvement programs and processes.”

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in health care, information technology and business. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Its bachelors and masters online nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).