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Board of Visitors

Appointed By The Secretary Of Defense

The Marine Corps University Board of Visitors was established when Congress provided a provision in the 1995 Defense Authorization Act for an advisory board for the University.  The Board of Visitors meets semi-annually to provide assistance and recommendations to the Marine Corps University President.


        Dr. Michael Elam, Ed.D.                                                        President, Halifax Community College


Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMCR (Ret.)
Director, Vice Admiral Stockdale Center for Ethical 
Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy

Michelle Johnston, PhD
President, College of Coastal Georgia


Mr. Mitchell Shivers, Former Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian &
Pacific Security Affairs, Office of the Secretary
of Defense



Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military   
History, The Ohio State University

         Susan Aldridge, PhD
         Senior Vice President for Online Learning
         President Drexel University Online


Dr. Walter Bumphus, PhD
President and CEO American Association
of Community Colleges (AACC)


Thomas G. Mahnken Ph.D.
Jerome Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Strategy & Police, U.S. Naval War College