August 20, 2015 - Cypress, CA - Esmeralda Silva, Trident University International's (Trident) Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Alliances, was recently named President of California's Advisory Council on Military Education (CA-ACME), an organization dedicated to increasing the access to support services, benefits, and support services in the military community.

Silva, a proponent of education for all, has built strong ties across all branches of the United Stated Armed Forces. She is also a member of the LA Veteran Collaboration - Higher Education Working Group, serves on the Military Friendly® Advisory Board, and actively participates in national education consortiums.

Dr. Afshin Afrookhteh, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Trident, was recently appointed as Treasurer at CA-ACME. Dr. Afrookhteh holds both Ph.D. and J.D. degrees and has over 20 years of higher education experience at both private as well as public higher education including traditional and online institutions. Additionally, he is a member of Trident's Executive Leadership Team and he chairs the Trident Regulatory Affairs Committee (TRAC).

Dr. Afrookhteh and Ms. Silva's dedication to student success goes well beyond their daily service to Trident. They now have an opportunity to improve even more lives in the military community through these leadership roles with CA-ACME. I am proud to count them as members of the Trident family.

Travis Allen, Trident President & CEO

The 100% online Trident, which has been in operation since 1998, is regionally accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Active duty, reserve, National Guard servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses make up 79% of the University's population, and Trident is proud to employ several veterans at the faculty, staff, and management levels.

Trident has been recognized as a "Top School" in the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities and was named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the fourth time the University has been recognized as such.

About Trident University 
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance student’s lives and careers. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at 800-579-3197 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of program offerings.