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About Henley-Putnam


Henley-Putnam, a unique strategic security university, has assembled an experienced board of directors with education and national security expertise including strategic intelligence, intelligence management, counterterrorism and military intelligence backgrounds.

William A. Landman

Mr. Landman has been with CMS Companies since 1987. CMS is a 39-year-old boutique private equity investment firm that has deployed more than $2 billion of capital in real estate and operating businesses. From 1977 to 1987 Mr. Landman was a partner in Reich & Landman with expertise in transactional corporate practices and the representation of professional athletes. In addition to his role at CMS, Mr. Landman serves on several boards including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Cetero, Biltmore Capital Group, Liberty Restaurant Group, and CAVIS Acquisition Corp.

G. Michael Stakias

Mr. Stakias joined Liberty Partners in 1998 after 21 years in the practice of law. He was a Senior Partner and Chairman of the Corporate and Business Department at the Philadelphia law firm of Blank Rome, where he practiced law in the corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and emerging growth company arenas. Mr. Stakias joined Blank Rome in 1980 from the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. He received a BA from the College of William & Mary, a JD, Cum Laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and an LLM in Corporate Finance from New York University School of Law, which he attended as a Securities Regulation Fellow.

Karen P. Tandy

Karen Tandy is the senior vice president of Public Affairs for Motorola. Mrs. Tandy serves as Motorola's top public policy spokesperson on issues related to global telecom policy, trade, regulation, spectrum allocation, and country relations. Previously she was head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Justice. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 2003. She was the first female head of the DEA.

Prior to becoming DEA Administrator, Tandy was Associate Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). In her capacity as Associate Deputy Attorney General, she was responsible for oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Drug Intelligence Center, as well as responsible for developing national drug enforcement policy and strategies.

Karen Tandy is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and is a graduate of Texas Tech University in and the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Michael Hillyard

Michael Hillyard is currently a higher education consultant specializing in strategy, governance, quality assurance, distance education, and curriculum. Hillyard previously served as President of the University of St. Augustine, President of Rockwell University, Provost of the American Public University System, and Dean of American Military University. Mr. Hillyard's professional service has included being a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Career College Advisory Board, an institutional representative for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and an accreditation team chair and member of the Research and Educational Standards Committee for the Distance Education and Training Council. He has also provided expertise on behalf of the Hong Kong’s, Saudi Arabia’s, and Egypt’s national accreditation authorities. Hillyard’s public service included seven years as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. His education includes the BS in Business Administration from Miami University, MA in Military Studies from American Military University, and Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He has also completed post-doctoral studies with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Tim Foster

Tim Foster, CEO, Concorde Career Colleges: Since 2005, Mr. Foster has served as Chairman and CEO of Concorde Career Colleges, YTI Career Institute, and Ogle School of Cosmetology which together operate 25 diploma and degree granting schools in eight states. From 2000-2004, Mr. Foster served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ross University (Ross). Ross operates a for-profit school of medicine and school of veterinary medicine. Mr. Foster was a co-founder and director of NovaCare, Inc. (NYSE) a leading rehabilitation and employment services company and, from 1986 through 1999, served consecutively as Senior Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 until 2000 Mr. Foster also served as Managing Partner of Foster (no relation) Management, a venture capital firm specializing in the consolidation of fragmented service industries. Mr. Foster has served on several Boards at non-profit educational institutions including Harvard School of Public Health and University of Pennsylvania.

Richard (Tom) Ingram

Tom Ingram is president emeritus of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) having served as president for 13 years through 2005, and previously as executive vice president for 18 years. He is a consultant, facilitator, speaker and writer on nonprofit directorship and academic trusteeship whose focus includes comprehensive governance reviews, board self-study workshops, presidential and board performance reviews, bylaw revision, and executive coaching.

Tom has served on the board of trustees of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) based in Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore (2006-2010). . He previously served on the boards of three private colleges (Dickinson College, Allegheny College, and the University of Charleston), an independent secondary school for girls, a higher education association, a multiple-employer health insurance company, and a mutual liability insurance company, United Educators headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he was a founding director.

Tom held various positions at the University of Maryland, taught public school, and served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California. An officer with the United States Army in 1969-71, he served as director of admissions and personnel for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) Preparatory School (then at Fort Belvoir, VA) and as an operations research officer in Vietnam.

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his doctorate in higher education from the University of Maryland in College Park. In 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Mitchell College (New London, CT). He resides in Potomac, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.