October 16, 2006 - Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has hired Greg Garcia, Ed.D, as the new Academic Dean. Garcia has more than 40 years of experience in education services in the military and training programs.
"Grantham University has great energy, spirit and capability," said Greg Garcia, Ed.D, Academic Dean, Grantham University. "This is an exhilarating time to be with such a dynamic institution of higher learning. Everyone at Grantham is committed to advancing the opportunity for an affordable college education of the highest achievable quality to as many underserved people as possible."
Prior to joining Grantham University, Garcia was assigned to the Air Force Education Services Program in 1965 as an airman and noncommissioned officer (NCO). He retired in 2003 as an Air Force civilian Education Services Officer with 39 years of federal service. Immediately prior to working at Grantham, Garcia was an adjunct instructor in political science for Tulane University and served as the Flotilla Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for Ocean Springs and Biloxi, MS.
From his GED to his doctorate, Garcia is grateful for being able to complete his education during his "Air Force years." Both Grantham and Garcia believe in helping today's generation of working adults and military service members. A large segment of Grantham's students are service members scattered throughout the U.S. and around the world.
"The service members are constantly in our minds and hearts at Grantham," adds Garcia. "For me, having been a recipient of opportunities to continue my education, I'm glad to be able to help others in providing a college education and keeping opportunities available."
Grantham has provided education opportunities to service members since 1951. The university has created a Military Scholarship Program to help service members overcome barriers to higher education and to express its gratitude for the men and women who sacrifice to serve our country. When combined with TA benefits ($250 per credit hour) the Grantham military scholarship program may cover all of the service member's tuition depending on the availability of funds and the number of enrolled credit hours per fiscal year. The scholarship includes: tuition in excess of TA up to the FY cap, required textbooks and software shipped with the courses, shipping of textbooks and course materials, as well as all application and lab fees.
Finally, military students who use all their allotted Fiscal Year (FY) Tuition Assistance (TA) with Grantham are allowed to take one additional credit hour at no additional cost for every thousand dollars of TA paid on an annual basis. For more information on the Military Scholarship Program, call 1-888-947-2684 or visit Service Members Scholarships.
Grantham University offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, General Studies, Computer Science, and other technology-related degrees. Grantham's degree programs are flexible and self-paced, allowing students to complete their course work at times and places that fit their busy schedules.
Grantham's faculty, administration, and advisors are comprised of educators, business executives, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Among the advisors are Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce under President Reagan and an endowed chair at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Herbert I. London, founder, endowed chair, and former Dean of Students at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study; and Dr. Mark Skousen, chairman of www.investmentU.com, economist, financial advisor, author and economics professor at Columbia University's Barnard College.