The Taft University System
For decades William Howard Taft University has offered distance
learning graduate degree programs to students throughout the world.
Presently the University offers nationally accredited programs
in business and education.
William Howard Taft University is a member of The
Taft University System, Inc. The Taft University System has
over three decades of providing quality independent study programs
to mature adults and professionals. Few people would have projected
when we offered our first continuing education programs to certified
public accountants in 1976, that the University would evolve into
one of the most respected nationally accredited distance learning
institutions in the country offering innovative graduate
degree programs. In 1976, computer-assisted research was in its
infancy and the Internet was known only to a few individuals in
the Department of Defense. The massive expansion of the Internet
now allows students access to quality learning
resources from virtually anywhere in the world.
In 2008, The Taft University System separated William Howard
Taft University’s Schools of Business and Education from
its School of Law. While remaining under common control, Taft
Law School is now an independent educational institution with
its own catalog and website. All of the law school programs previously
offered by William Howard Taft University, including the Juris
Doctor Programs, are now offered through Taft Law School.
In June 2003, the University was awarded accreditation by the
Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
As a result of a review of a comprehensive self-study prepared
by The Taft University System and a report prepared by the chairperson
of a site review team, our accreditation was re-affirmed in 2008.
We invite you to contact our Admissions Office if you have any
The Taft University System Board of Advisors
Jerome F. Alley. M.B.A.
President, William Howard Taft University
David L. Boyd, J.D., C.P.A.
Chancellor, The Taft University System
Member, Orange County Board of Education
Robert O. Bulster, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Director of Finance
Sycuan Casino and Resort
Lois J. Lee, Ph.D., J.D.
Children of the Night
Charles R. Pieper, M.B.A.
Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of California, Irvine
Barry P. Resnick, Ed.D.
Dean of The School of Education
Former President of the Board of Education of the Orange Unified
Duane E. Stiff, Ph.D.
Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School
Robert K. Strouse, J.D.
Dean, Taft Law School
Peter Vander Haeghen, Ed.D.
Retired Dean, Coastline Community College
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