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Kunsman Appointed Interim Director of AACC CyberCenter

August 8, 2011
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      Kip Kunsman of Perry Hall, who has more than 20 years of experience in workforce development and contract training in the higher education arena, was appointed Aug. 1 as interim director of the CyberCenter at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).

      Kunsman will now oversee the sales and execution of all educational contracts for cybersecurity courses and training, both for credit and noncredit instruction at AACC. He served as director of workforce solutions for AACC’s Center for Workforce Solutions since 2006. Kunsman came to AACC from the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, where he was a manager of administrative and regulatory operations. He also worked at the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development as a workforce development coordinator. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Baltimore City Community College in the training and professional development office of its Business and Continuing Education Center.

      Kunsman was selected for his extensive experience in workforce development and higher education, according to Kelly Koermer, AACC Dean of the School of Business, Computing and Technical Studies.

      “Kip Kunsman has been closely involved in cybersecurity workforce development for the college over the past year,” Koermer said. “His extensive experience in workforce development, coupled with his strong background in higher education, has given him a valuable perspective in the cybersecurity workforce development arena.”

      Kunsman earned a bachelor’s degree in emergency health services management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master’s degree in human resources development from Towson University.

        For information on the CyberCenter, visit www.aacc.edu/CyberCenter, call 410-777-1333 or email cybercenter@aacc.edu.

About the AACC CyberCenter
The college created the CyberCenter as an umbrella for all the training offered in cybersecurity technologies. Students can earn credit degrees and certificates, as well as industry-recognized certifications through credit and noncredit courses and certificates. AACC has specific computer labs designed to handle cybersecurity, cyber forensics and information assurance set aside for those programs and is planning to expand its capacity. AACC was the first community college certified by the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems to map courses to the 4011 standard. Its courses also map to the 4013 standard. The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security have designated AACC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education 2-Year school.