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The Board of Trustees of Alliant International University is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Vaughn as President and CEO of the nine-campus university system, with locations in California, Mexico City, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Vaughn has served as Interim President and CEO of the San Diego-based independent university since December 2015. He begins his tenure immediately.

Jeff Keith, Chair of the Alliant Board of Trustees, stated “Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of higher education to Alliant International University. We are pleased to have a mission driven leader who demonstrates vision, collaboration, transparency and caring for the students, faculty and staff of the university.”

As President and CEO of the Alliant University system, Vaughn will oversee the execution of the institutional strategic plan, a collaborative process involving faculty, staff and the university community.

Prior to joining Alliant in 2015 as Interim President, and originally as Senior Vice President, Vaughn was President and CEO of Trident University in Orange County, California where he also served as Chief Operations Officer for the 8,000 student university. He started his career in higher education twenty years ago at National University in San Diego and has served in various roles at institutions including Regional Dean, President and CEO, Chief Operations Officer, Vice President of Marketing and Admissions and Associate Director of Student Services, among others. He currently serves with two separate boards including as a member of the Board of Directors for St. Luke Medical School and Central Valley Education Consortium.

He brings to Alliant a wealth of knowledge in university operations, student services, finance, strategic planning and the management of educational organizations plus a commitment to academic excellence and high level student outcomes.

Originally from Bellevue, Nebraska, Vaughn is based in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a graduate degree from National University in San Diego, and is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.


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