National Intelligence University president announces retirement
National Intelligence University President Dr. David Ellison announced his intention to retire from the presidency of NIU in late August 2017 at the opening convocation ceremony of the 2017-2018 academic year. The announcement comes as the university prepares for the move of its main campus from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in southeast Washington, DC, to a newly refurbished facility in Bethesda, MD in the fall of 2016.
The early announcement allows time to conduct a national search for the next president, oversee completion of the major portion of the university’s decennial reaffirmation of accreditation process and graduate the first class of students from the new campus prior to his departure.
Appointed in 2009, Dr. Ellison has overseen the institution’s transformation from college to university, the establishment of the Anthony G. Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence and the expansion of the university’s research and outreach missions.
In making his announcement, Ellison assured intelligence community leaders and the university’s Board of Visitors that he will dedicate himself to the continued advancement of NIU through his final day on the job, noting “the future of NIU is too important to do anything less.”