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Beavers named executive director at Fort Campbell center

July 9, 2001

Gerald Beavers, who served as interim director since January 2001, has been appointed executive director of the APSU Center at Fort Campbell. Among administrative duties, he is APSU's liaison with the Army Education Center, Admissions Office, Office of Academic Advisement, Veteran's Affairs Office and the Financial Aid Office.

Beavers earned his bachelor's degree (with honors) in police administration from the University of Louisville in 1976. While completing the Administrative Officers Course at the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Va., he began graduate studies at the University of Virginia and, ultimately, completed his master's degree at the University of Louisville. He has begun work on a Ph.D. at Tennessee State University.

"I'm pleased to serve as executive director of the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell because, through this job, I have the opportunity to help others attain their full potential, and that's tremendously gratifying," Beavers said. "I take pride in knowing that Austin Peay is providing a quality education for our soldiers, their dependents and the nearby civilian population.

"The key to success today is education. This is clearly shown by the Army's recent major investment in education and the increasing demand by civilian employers for a better-educated workforce. Austin Peay's goal is to provide the best education "incorporating the latest technology" so our students gain the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform well in their jobs or advance in their careers."

Prior to Beavers' interim appointment, he was assistant professor and director of the School of Technology and Public Management at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell.

During 1993-96, he was chief of police of the Topeka (Kan.) Police Department and taught part time at Washburn University, Topeka. While chief of operations with the Louisville Division of Police during 1986-89, he again taught part time at the University of Louisville. Just before joining the APSU faculty in 1996, he had worked as chief of police in Asheville, N.C., for four years.

For more information about APSU's Center at Fort Campbell, call (931) 221-1400.