Grantham University’s vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations was elected during the Council of College and Military Educators’ annual professional development symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Kansas City, Mo. — Feb. 17, 2014 — Though a winter storm was moving towards Savannah, Ga., members of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) came together early Tuesday morning to select their new board members. Following the election, Grantham University’s Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations, was named the new president-elect of CCME.

“Being named president-elect for CCME is very exciting,” Dr. Cropsey said. “I’m thrilled that the membership believed in my leadership ability and vision for the future. I look forward to continuing CCME’s mission and important initiatives to address the constantly changing environment in the partnership between the services, colleges and universities.”

Following his term as president-elect, Dr. Cropsey will assume the position of president of CCME in January 2015 behind 2014 president, Jim Yeonopolus of Central Texas College. Dr. Cropsey’s term will end in 2016.

Dr. Cropsey holds a doctor of education from the University of Southern California and has been with Grantham since 2010. Prior to joining Grantham, his career spanned over 40 years of service to the Department of Defense (DoD) in positions ranging from Army counselor to European command director of the Air Force, director of the Navy College Program worldwide, and director of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Grantham University, one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States, has been recognized as a top military-friendly university by Military Advanced Education magazine for seven consecutive years. The University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world. To learn more about Grantham, go to:


About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

About CCME:
CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. For more information about CCME, visit: