March 4, 2016 – Cypress, CA – On February 15-18, key members of Trident University International’s (Trident) executive and management team attended the annual Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) conference in San Antonio, TX.
In attendance were Travis Allen, President & CEO, Eric Rajasalu, Sr. Vice President of Admissions, Marketing, and Outreach, Esmeralda Silva, Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Alliances, CSM (R) Philip F. Johndrow, Senior Director of Military and Veteran Alliances, and Regional Manager of Strategic Military & Community Relations, Deena Mullins.
This year’s edition of the CCME conference, “A Military Member’s and Veteran’s Pathway to Education and Career Success,” saw over 1,000 attendees take part in sessions on technology and innovative solutions for enhancing both active duty military and veterans’ success in their education and post-military careers.
Esmeralda Silva appeared as a panelist on Wednesday, February 17th for the Roundtable Discussion entitled “The Potential Impact the Reduction of F2F Counseling Has on Service Members.”
Silva currently serves as President of the California Advisory on Military Education (CA-ACME), while Deena Mullins, who has held a leadership role with the Council on Military Education in the South (COMETS) for the past year, has now assumed the role of President for the organization. Both women led meetings for their respective organizations during the week of the CCME conference.
Trident, a 100% online university that 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 military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels. Of Trident’s 28,000 alumni, more than 22,000 have a military affiliation.
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 www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of program offerings.