Retired Chief Master Sgt. Mike Perry has joined Columbia Southern University in the role of dean and assistant provost to the university’s new College of Military Studies and Leadership.
The college will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in military studies with concentrations in cybersecurity, homeland security and intelligence. The college will also offer new military studies degree concentrations in supply chain management and leadership.
In his role with CSU, Perry will provide leadership in preparation, development and direction of academic policy and programs for the college and university.
“The College of Military Studies and Leadership will fundamentally change the way we see and appreciate the value of the training our service members and veterans received over the course of their careers,” said Perry. “We are offering programs that complement and build upon the key leadership principles that ensure our service members are the best in the world at what they do — lead and execute missions.”
The university’s student population includes active-duty military members, veterans and their families.
Prior to CSU, Perry served at the highest levels of the U.S. Air Force as eh Air Force first sergeant special duty manager. He served as the advisor to the 19th chief master sergeant of the Air Force, supporting more than 485,000 service members and their families.
Columbia Southern University, based in Orange Beach, offers online associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, fire administration and occupational safety and health. It recently announced nine new degree programs, including the four new bachelor’s degrees in military studies.