Message from the President

A message to veterans, active duty servicemembers, and their families at University of Phoenix

The path that led you to pursue your education began in service to your country. At University of Phoenix, we honor your sacrifices and strive to match your commitment and dedication in the services and support we provide you. We value the trust you have placed in us and remain committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. Serving you is an honor that drives us every day.

You, our military students, are unique in many ways, but share in-common with all of our students (and more than 860,000 alumni) a love of learning and a desire to advance and progress toward your goals. And I vow to do everything in my power to help you succeed.

The work we do to demonstrate transparency, accountability and a commitment to you, our military students, is among our top priorities. You earned educational benefits in service to our country and your choice to study at University of Phoenix is among our deepest honors and privileges. While a debate about you and your fellow servicemembers may appear in the media, or between political leaders in our federal and state legislative bodies, please know that our commitment to you remains the same. We have dedicated student service teams, many with prior military service themselves, devoted to your progress from before enrollment to after graduation.

Our leaders, including Major General James A. (Spider) Marks (U.S. Army, Ret.) and Col. Garland Williams, Ph.D. (U.S. Army, Ret.) – along with many more veterans now working to serve students at the University, are guiding our work to help you complete your degree program and advance in your professional career, whether you stay in the service or return to civilian life.

We are always here to help. If you have questions, concerns or want to add your voice to why military students choose University of Phoenix, please do not hesitate to email us at

Thank you for your service to our country, and for allowing us the opportunity to serve you in your education.


Tim Slottow

President, University of Phoenix