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Capitol Technology’s New President Calls for Career-Focused Education

MICUA Matters Spring 2018

Speaking at his formal investiture ceremony on Friday, April 20, Capitol Technology University’s eighth president, Dr. Bradford Sims, outlined plans for new programs and approaches to learning, but said Capitol would remain true to its mission of providing practical, industry-aligned education in engineering, computer and information sciences, technology, and business.

“Expanding Capitol Tech’s online learning by offering rigorous and engaging content in an asynchronous format will provide opportunity to those who cannot access the traditional model of learning,” President Sims said. “Asynchronous learning will make degrees more available to our active military, working adults, and young people with career and family responsibilities that make a campus education inaccessible to them.”

Sims drew attention to new programs being offered at Capitol at both the undergraduate and graduate level in fields that include business analytics, cyber analytics, and unmanned and autonomous systems. He also said the University plans to expand its range of learning modalities to include asynchronous platforms, which he said would improve accessibility for working professionals, active-duty service members, and non-traditional students.

An educator, administrator, and construction engineer, Dr. Sims has extensive experience both in academia and industry. He previously served as Interim Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide campus.