Doctor of Education Scholarship Winner Announced

William Howard Taft University is honored to award Susan Tummers Stocum the 13th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Opportunity. With over 20 years of experience in the education field, Ms. Stocum’s knowledge and enthusiasm for education is second to none.

Ms. Stocum has held various positions in education. Ranging from high school math teacher to Faculty Coordinator at the colligate level. For the past 12 years, she has been an Associate Professor, teaching mathematics, at El Camino College in Torrance, California.

Ms. Stocum has been featured in numerous publications and conferences throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She has a passion for leadership and helping new teachers find their way in the field. She understands the need to integrate new technology into the classroom to benefit her students and is conscious of teaching her students to see math in a new way to help them understand an often overwhelming subject. Her willingness to share the knowledge, that she has acquired throughout her expansive career, with others is what makes Ms. Stocum an exemplary scholarship award recipient.

William Howard Taft University is pleased to welcome Ms. Stocum to our student body and help her achieve her educational goals. We know that she will take what she learns through our Program and share it with new and aspiring teachers.

Dr. Neil Johnson Assumes Role of Chief Academic Officer

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Neil Johnson to the position of Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Johnson brings over four decades of training, academic and business experience to the University.

He earned his Doctorate degree from Colorado State University in Experimental Psychology, holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and completed a two-year post-doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Denver University School of Professional Psychology. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a distinguished graduate of the Defense Logistics Management School.

Dr. Johnson has over 40 years of higher education experience as an instructor and professor for nationally and regionally accredited colleges, and as a corporate director of training. He is internationally recognized for his published research on aviation safety and training of commercial and military flight crews, is a former member of the International Space Station Advisory Committee, and has extensive international business experience in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Nepal, Mexico and South America.

Scholarship Winner Announced

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce Mark Greenfield as the recipient of the 12th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Opportunity. Mr. Greenfield impressed the scholarship committee with his dedication to educate our youth as well as his wide-ranging experience in the field.

Throughout his 20 year career in education, he has held positions as a teacher, Principal, Administrator and is currently Superintendent of schools at the Yreka Union High School District in California. His passion for education was evident throughout his application. He is clearly committed to his profession and making a positive impact on students and education professionals around him.

In addition to his Superintendent responsibilities, Mr. Greenfield is a member of a number of education boards and community associations. His active participation in his community along with his commitment to education has made him the clear choice for this year’s award.

The University looks forward to helping Mr. Greenfield achieve his educational goals and share his knowledge and experience with the administrators, teachers and students that surround him.

Honorary Doctorate of Letters Awarded

(10/13/11)- William Howard Taft University honors founder and CEO of International Association of I.T. Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) — Barbara Rembiesa — with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her contributions to the field of I.T. Asset Management (ITAM) and her extensive philanthropic contributions to the community.

Dr. David Lady, Dean of the School of Business at Taft University, granted the honorary Doctorate degree at the IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE).

Ms. Rembiesa is the founder and leader of the International Association of IT Asset Managers, contributing to the field through her authorship of the twelve volumes of the ITAM best practice library and their impacts on industry innovation and knowledge institutionalization. Further, Ms. Rembiesa provides significant social contributions and acts of public service through her activity as an industry expert, guiding major financial, academic, manufacturing, and high tech firms throughout the United States, successfully representing corporations in negotiations with compliance agencies for software license violations.

Ms. Rembiesa has been active in supporting numerous charities including Children’s Hospital, Young Marines, Wigs for Kids, Susan G. Komen, Toys for Tots, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and others. In addition to her own charitable activities, Barbara has initiated IAITAM Gives Back — a once a month effort encouraging herself and employees to give back to charitable causes on a regular basis not just financially, but with their time and efforts.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from such a distinguished university,” said Ms. Rembiesa. “It’s been nearly 10 years since IAITAM was formed and we’ve nurtured the birth and maturation of a new profession through IAITAM education programs.”

New MBA Elective Focus Tracks Announced

Taft University has recently received approval to offer four new Focus Track elective options to their MBA program. Focus areas consist of 3 2-unit courses in the following areas of specialty: Strategic Management, Operations Management, Information Management, and Human resources Management.

Students of the MBA program now have the option to enhance the business foundation and gain specialized knowledge by majoring in one or two of these management focus areas. Click here for details.

Doctor of Education Scholarship Winner

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce Carol Adams of Crocket, California as the recipient of the 11th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Opportunity. Ms. Adams is an exceptional educator with over 33 years experience. She has participated in speaking engagements for future teachers as well as sat on multiple education councils throughout California.

Ms. Adams passion for her profession is second to none, and she strongly believes that all students have the ability to succeed. She enjoys working with at-risk students in an effort to provide them with the best possible tools, through education, in order to overcome obstacles in the future. It is her goal to use her Doctor of Education degree to help her students achieve success.

Ms. Adams is currently the Principal of a continuation school in California where she strives to provide a positive educational experience for her students daily. Her enthusiasm for her work is apparent to her students and colleagues. As a member of her District’s leadership team, she is working above and beyond her duties to ensure that each student receives the best education possible.

Taft is honored to award this scholarship to someone with such deep dedication to education. The University welcomes Ms. Adams and is proud to have her in our Doctor of Education Program.