Cypress, CA, July 5, 2013 – Trident University International (TUI), a leader in online education offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees, has announced that Mr. Andy Vaughn, Chief Operating Officer, has assumed the position of President in addition to his role as the COO. Mr. Vaughn will also serve as interim Chief Executive Officer as the Trident University Board of Trustees conducts a national search for the CEO position.
Retiring President and CEO, Dr. Lucille Sansing, has had two very successful years with TUI. Under her leadership the University’s accreditation was reaffirmed for seven years by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the University’s regional accrediting body. In addition to many other accomplishments, Dr. Sansing led the team that selected and commenced implementation of a new online learning platform which is scheduled to roll out to students this fall. “We sincerely thank Dr. Sansing for her contribution to the entire university community” said Dr. Karen Viechnicki, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Andy Vaughn has over sixteen years of experience in higher education. He originally joined Trident University as Executive Vice President and COO in August 2012 from DeVry Inc. where he had been serving as Vice President of Marketing and Admissions for the U.S. Education Corporation Group and later as USEC/Carrington Group Vice President and General Manager of Online Services. Prior to the DeVry acquisition of USEC, he served as the Regional Director of Marketing and Admissions. Prior to his position at USEC, Mr. Vaughn had been Vice President of Marketing and Admissions at Collins College, Corporate Director of Admissions at Heald College and held the positions of Associate Director of Student Services, Regional Dean, and Admissions Counselor at National University.
According to Dr. Viechnicki, “During Andy’s tenure, the Board has been impressed with the expertise of online education that he has brought.” Dr. Viechnicki also noted, “That, in addition to his creativity and leadership will enable us to grow into a university of choice.” Andy will lead Trident University’s commitment to providing academic excellence and compassionate commitment for its 8,000 students working toward one of Trident’s three PhD programs, seven graduate programs, five undergraduate degrees, or one of its 24 certificate programs.
About Trident University International
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (TUI) is a leading online postsecondary university serving all adult learners. Trident uses traditional case-based learning in a proven online setting to teach critical thinking skills so students earn high-quality baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. TUI offers academic excellence: over 80% of its faculty members have doctoral degrees. TUI offers a real-world, practical curriculum that provides students with the tools to enhance their lives and help further their careers. Please visit www.trident.edu, join our Facebook page or call Trident University International at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. programs.