Friday, July 25, 2014

Pierce College Hires New Military Programs Director

Retired United States Air Force Col. Mark Haskins will join Pierce College as the new Executive Director of Military Programs later this summer. As a former director of warfighting education for the United States Air Force LeMay Center for Doctrine and Education, Haskins brings with him a distinguished career in the military, along with extensive educational knowledge. He also served as commander, department chair and professor of Air Force Studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Haskins received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Pacific Lutheran University, and a master of arts in managerial economics from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of programs in operational leadership and strategic studies from the Air Force Air Command and Staff College, and in strategic studies from the Japan National Institute for Defense Studies.

Haskins’ experience in the military and in education working with diverse populations of people will serve him well in his new role at Pierce College. As the Executive Director of Military Programs, Haskins will have the opportunity to work with students, Joint Base Lewis-McChord leaders, business leaders and Pierce College staff to determine appropriate educational programming that will best serve the military community.

Haskins’ first teaching experience after college was teaching a mathematics course at McChord Air Force Base through Pierce College.

“I’m grateful to be back home at Pierce College,” Haskins said. “This is one of the most military friendly institutions in the nation, and I’m looking forward to helping strengthen Pierce’s brand as the college of choice for the military community, veterans and their families.”

“This is an exciting step in the evolution of our program,” said Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Denise Yochum. “We have a very strong program, and I believe Mark will take us to the next level with his ability to provide strategic leadership, teambuilding and commitment to serving our active

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