NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University is pleased to announce that Lt. Col. Daniel Daoust, (U.S. Army, Ret.), has been appointed director of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ (CGCS) Norwich Pro® organization effective June 1, 2020. Norwich Pro offers online professional development courses and certificates in high-demand skill sets.

In this role, Daoust will manage, prospect for and close new business opportunities for Norwich Pro customized training with the public sector, including federal, state and local government; the private sector; and the university’s faculty and staff. Daoust will oversee the development and implementation of the continuing professional education portfolio with the ultimate goal of improving Norwich Pro’s certificate programs and custom training to better fit the needs of students, businesses and the Norwich community.
 
“Daniel Daoust brings years of business development and program management experience to Norwich, and I am proud to welcome him as the Norwich Pro director,” Vice President and College of Graduate and Continuing Dean Bill Clements said. “I look forward to his expertise and support with the expansion of Norwich Pro’s certificate programs and customized corporate solutions.”
 
Before becoming Norwich Pro director, Daoust was chief commercial officer for MVA Training LLC, a service-disabled, Veteran-owned small business in El Paso, Texas, that focuses on business consulting and training. Daoust was previously the chief officer for learning and special projects with the Center of Excellence for Applied Research & Training (CERT). He helped establish the CERT AI Academy, building artificial intelligence capacity for the United Arab Emirates’ government through democratizing artificial intelligence for all. Daoust also has 22 years of service as a former U.S. Army Special Forces lieutenant colonel. 
 
“It is a pleasure and an honor to serve as the new director of Norwich Pro. I am joining a team of outstanding professionals who have established a foundation on which we can continue to build,” Daoust said. “I look forward to being a proud-serving contributor to the Norwich tradition of excellence.”

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About Norwich Pro®:|
Norwich Pro, part of CGCS, offers convenient, affordable online professional development courses designed to meet individuals’ educational needs. The courses are designed for working professionals, current and former military personnel or anyone looking for a career change. Please visit pro.norwich.edu for more information on Norwich Pro’s certificate programs and customized training opportunities for businesses.

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About Norwich University:
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Capt. Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

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About Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies:
Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu  

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