February 2, 2011
Colonel Gary Keck and Dr. Carlos Campo sign the agreement.
Regent University recently signed an agreement to grant advanced standing for Defense Information School (DINFOS) graduates who wish to enroll in communication programs in the School of Communication & the Arts and the School of Undergraduate Studies. The newly signed Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 by Dr. Carlos Campo and Colonel Gary L. Keck, Commandant of the DINFOS.
"The Defense Information School has a long-standing tradition of producing outstanding public affairs and visual information personnel for the U.S. Department of Defense," Campo said. "Regent University is proud to partner with such a fine institution, as we help create educational pathways for the men and women who serve our country."
All DINFOS coursework has been reviewed by the American Council on Education for recommended credits in higher education. Because of this, many DINFOS courses can be applied towards credit in Regent's undergrad and graduate programs. This means servicemen and women can apply their military education towards completion of a degree from Regent.
"We are pleased to have this Memorandum of Understanding with Regent University that allows our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen graduates to transfer their military training to a college credits that can be used toward a degree program," said DINFOS provost, Mr. Michael Gannon. "By partnering with Regent University, we feel we have a partner who has a great history of working with military students and offers a wide variety of programs directly related to our programs of training. Of course, we are pleased that our students will be offered a chance to use these credits to earn a degree at an accredited institution that offers both online and residency courses that meet their needs - no matter where they may be stationed."
DINFOS serves as the nation's training facility for all communication-related military occupational specialties which include, among others: public affairs, journalism, combat photography, radio and television broadcasting, and web-based media management. As a joint command operation, the base trains officers and enlisted personnel from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, as well as a limited number of Department of Defense civilian and international personnel. More than 3,000 students per year arrive at DINFOS headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., for their training.
Ultimately, explains David Boisselle, director of military affairs for the university, it's the values connection that is a powerful attraction for prospective military students at Regent. "This agreement is further evidence that Regent not only offers superior educational opportunity to our military men and women but a set of values that is consistent with their military core values."