Columbia College of Missouri selects Peck as director of Fort Drum campus
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Christopher Peck has been selected as director of Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum. Peck will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the campus, including class scheduling and student and faculty recruitment and retention.
"Chris has experience in both management and education," said Kim Bonine, assistant dean for Adult Higher Education. "He has done a wonderful job as an enrollment advisor for the college, and we look forward to working with him in his new role."
Since August 2010, Peck has been the enrollment advisor for Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum. He is also a history instructor with Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y. Peck previously taught at both the high school and college level for seven years. He also served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a recruiting and retention non-commissioned officer for the Army National Guard.
Peck received his bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from The State University of New York at Potsdam in Potsdam, N.Y., and his master's degree in history from American Military University in Charles Town, W. Va.
Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum offers five bachelor's degree programs in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online. Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum was established in 2006 to serve military and working adults on Fort Drum and nearby Watertown, N.Y.
In New York, the college operates only on federal property.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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