Randy Best is the Founder and Chairman of Academic Partnerships and other mission-driven organizations focused exclusively on the delivery of affordable and accessible higher education globally. For the past 20 years, Randy has been solely committed to business initiatives in the education sector, focusing on the welfare of children and expanding access to higher education. Randy’s successful efforts to help a small public university suffering from storm damage and declining enrollments go online 9 years ago and grow, led to the founding of AP. Prior to entering the education sector, Randy has built successful companies across a broad range of industries. Randy holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Lamar University.