Mount Mercy Dean of the Institute Tom Castle has been appointed treasurer for the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP). Castle was voted in during the national conference on November 17, and will serve as treasurer for one year. He previously served as a member-at-large.
CAP is an international membership organization serving professionals who lead, teach, and conduct research in accelerated programs in higher education. As an advocate for accelerated education, CAP enhances collaboration and shares best practices and research findings among its members to design and deliver the most effective accelerated learning for adult and nontraditional students.
“Working adults are the fastest growing and largest group of college students in the United States, and CAP provides valuable resources for institutions like Mount Mercy which serves this important student population,” says Castle. “I am honored to partner with CAP and look forward to participating in this vital organization.”
Castle was instrumental in developing and directing Mount Mercy’s accelerated Master of Business Administration program for working adults, and continues to provide strategic direction for adult-accelerated and off-campus initiatives. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at Mount Mercy since 1990. He served as the chair of the Business Department from 1996-2004, prior to being appointed Dean of the Institute in 2005. Castle currently teaches strategic planning, marketing, management, sales, and advertising.