Welcome Trident Faculty and Staff
In March, Trident announced that we officially became a part of American InterContinental University (AIU). Since this announcement, we have listened to your feedback and remain steadfast in our commitment to maintain and protect what makes Trident unique and strong. As a result, today, we are excited to announce a major milestone toward this commitment as we share with you the establishment of a new University System model— the American InterContinental University System (or “AIU System”), where Trident will return to serving students under our original name, Trident University International.
Why is American Intercontinental University the right fit?
AIU is a regionally accredited university founded in 1970 on the premise that education should be more than theory-based; it should provide students with a curriculum that helps them prepare to pursue their professional interests. Today, AIU operates campuses in Atlanta and Houston and offers programs online (which they have been doing for 18 years). They currently offer programs in business, criminal justice, education, information technology, design and healthcare management. In addition, they have made a substantial investment in their online student platform, including mobile phone apps for both students and faculty for which they recently won technology awards.
They are the partner we have been looking for to help grow and expand what we have built here at Trident. AIU has significant financial resources and expertise to invest in critical areas that will continue to drive sustainability and advance our commitment to continuous improvement in the student experience.