Note From our Founder

Note From AP Founder


Letter from founder
Academic Partnerships emerged from a deep belief in the transformative power of higher education to change the lives of countless global citizens. While the value of education has been recognized since Ancient Greece, the ability to provide universal access to top-quality higher education is new. Technology is a game changer for post-secondary and a great enabler. Its extraordinary ability to disseminate knowledge unbound by geography and time has captured the imaginations of people around the world. AP is excited to participate in this movement, which is transforming higher education by expanding access and helping millions achieve their aspirations.

Thousands of high-quality degree programs are becoming universally accessible through online learning. The resultant increase in educational attainment among global citizens is a precursor to better standards of living and a more rapid and sustainable economic development of nations.

It is a true privilege to participate in this transformative process. AP is committed to maximizing the latest online learning technologies for the benefit of its partner universities and the millions of students these institutions can serve.

Randy Best
Founder, Academic Partnerships