The Alliant International University Board of Trustees and University president, Dr. Geoffrey Cox, have agreed to begin a transition to new leadership for the University. A national search for Alliant's next president will begin immediately after the New Year with the goal of appointing someone to the permanent position during the course of the year.
Dr. Cox will take a sabbatical during the 2016 spring semester and will leave the University at the end of the academic year.
The Board has appointed Mr. Andy Vaughn as Interim President. Mr. Vaughn currently serves as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Student Experience. Before coming to Alliant he was President and CEO of Trident University.
The Board of Trustees expressed appreciation for Dr. Cox's dedication and leadership over the past 11 years.
About Alliant International University
Alliant is a private, independent university offering graduate study in psychology, education, business management, law and forensic studies, and bachelor's degree programs in several fields. Alliant is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as numerous specialized accrediting organizations, including APA accreditation for the PhD and PsyD programs in clinical psychology, and encompasses a family of five schools with seven California campuses, three international locations.
Alliant's schools specialize in preparing students to enter professions that require both advanced knowledge and highly specialized skills. Degree programs emphasize the practical applications of theory and research, and most of those programs provide opportunities for students to participate in placements, practica and internships in the field during their courses of study.
More information is available at www.alliant.edu.