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Allyn Beekman, MBA

Administrative Director, M.A. in Global Leadership
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5530
Allyn Beekman, MBA, launched a career in the computer industry before entering the field of higher education. He initiated his second career at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he spent nine years, first as program manager for two new online degree programs in the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS), then as the director of online programs. In 2006, he became associate vice president for CAPS, and his responsibilities included financial and operational oversight of all new CAPS programs, plus supervision of online programs, assessment and institutional effectiveness, market analysis, office of grants management, CCCU Center for Research in Adult Learning, and adjunct faculty recruitment. During this time, he also began leading IWU’s involvement in international programs, which opened in China, the Dominican Republic, India, and Singapore, and offered online business courses in seven foreign countries. He joined APU in 2010. Beekman, who met his wife, Julie, in the 11th grade, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling—he has visited many U.S. national parks as well as Romania; Israel; Petra, Jordan; Paris, France; Delhi, India; and Singapore.


Ed.D., Adult, Higher, and Community Education, Ball State University
MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University
B.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University


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