Universities

USA Appoints Acting President

April 23, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) has appointed its Executive Vice President John W. Smith as acting president while it searches for a successor to its outgoing president, Tony Waldrop, AL.com reports. Smith has been with the school since 2008, when he was hired as vice president for student affairs. He then served as special…

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Sports Academy Accredited from Business School Council

Sports Academy Accredited from Business School Council

April 23, 2021
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Daphne-based United States Sports Academy recently announced it became the first sports university to earn accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accredits business education programs around the world at more than 1,000 campuses. The acceptance marks the culmination of a two-year accreditation process, which included an accreditation team of…

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USA Presidential Finalists Expected for Fall

April 16, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) may introduce its fourth president next fall, based on recent discussions by the school’s board of trustees’ Executive Committee, AL.com reports. The Executive Committee ratified the Search Committee’s selection of higher-education search consultancy R. William Funk and Associates to produce a slate of finalists for the job. The firm…

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UM Online Launches Programs

April 9, 2021
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The University of Mobile (UM) has launched its “Online Programs” and is accepting applications for taking online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Psychology or Organizational Leadership, Patch reports. The courses are taught fully online in eight-week sessions for college students of any age. UM Online replaces the university’s age-limited adult degree programs.…

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Alabama School of Mathand Science (ASMS) Now Stem Certified

Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) Now Stem-Certified

April 9, 2021
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ASMS in Mobile is now among the few Cognia STEM-certified high schools in the state, Call News reports. The certification facilitates “organizational improvement that results in future readiness for all learners” and is based on research and evidence-based practices, Cognia said. ASMS had to demonstrate its performance in 16 standards within separate Cognia frameworks, including…

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USA Helping Convert Air To Water

March 26, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile recently announced it is part of what it calls “a groundbreaking project that seeks to produce potable water from the atmosphere, potentially opening new water sources to everyone from overseas troops to residents of the world’s driest lands.” Part of a $14.3-million grant from the U.S. Defense…

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USA Founds School Of Marine And Environmental Sciences

March 19, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) has created a School of Marine and Environmental Sciences. To include new undergraduate and graduate programs to complement the existing degrees that have been offered by the department of marine sciences, it “can use the draw of the marine world to attract good students to South,” Dr. Sean Powers,…

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USA Promotes Green to VP For Academic Affairs

March 5, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Andre Green to associate vice president (VP) for academic affairs. Green was most recently associate dean in the College of Education and Professional Studies. He began his career at USA as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2012, then…

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UM Announces Region’s First Dnap Program

March 5, 2021
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The University of Mobile (UM) is now accepting applications for a new Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program, the first DNAP program in a four-state region including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia. The practice in UM’s new School of Nurse Anesthesia will begin in August, pending initial accreditation and approval by the Council on…

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USA President Announces Retirement

USA President Announces Retirement

February 12, 2021
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University of South Alabama (USA) President Tony Waldrop recently announced his retirement following a seven-year tenure the school’s trustees said was “marked by substantial growth and enhancements to USA’s mission of education, healthcare, research and service.” Under his leadership, USA implemented a five-part strategic plan aimed at improving student access and success, enhancing research and…

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