June 1, 2003 - 52 year old Grantham University announced today the appointment of Dr. Gregory N. Garcia as Dean of Government Programs. Dr. Garcia comes to Grantham from Keesler Air Force Base where he served as Education Services Officer since 1998. While there he managed the technical, occupational and degree granting academic continuing education programs sponsored by the Air Force and civilian colleges and universities for military and civilian members of the base and local populace. He joined the military in 1961 and began his career in education and training with the Air Force in 1965.
Dr. Garcia is the President of the Air Force Education Services Association and is a member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. In addition to his work in the military Dr. Garcia has also served as adjunct professor at University College, Tulane University and The University of Southern Mississippi in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Public Administration and Political Science.
Throughout his career Dr. Garcia has earned countless awards and recognition; more recently the 2000 Exemplary Civilian Service Award and the 1999 Best Education Services Program in Air Education and Training Command. "I am truly excited to bring my knowledge of policy and passion for education to Grantham". Dr. Garcia went on to say "Grantham's dedication to the military student is unparalleled, as is the desire to make distance education a more widely known option for today's working adult students."
Dr. Garcia earned his master's degree in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Education from Montana State University.
Grantham University has educated technology and engineering students from different parts of the world for over fifty years and has added a degree program in business administration.