William Woods announces initiative with Air University

William Woods University announced Monday a new partnership with Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC), which aims to offer baccalaureate degrees to those enlisted in the United States Air and Space Force.

AU-ABC is an initiative with Air University and "accredited civilian academic institutions like WWU," a release states.

AU-ABC will provide expanded online degree programs and school choice options to students and graduates with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).

CCAF students would be able to attend WWU to receive a degree in management and leadership.

Additional degree options may be added in the future, a release states.

Jeremy Moreland, president of WWU, said in a release the university is "thrilled to enter into this landmark agreement with the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative."

WWU also has other programs offering opportunities to members of the military.

In 2018, William Woods became the first private institution in the country to establish the Show-Me Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) program.

In 2019, WWU began offering the Triumph Program in partnership with Missouri Military Academy.

"Joining the AU-ABC partnership builds upon the other existing programs we offer that benefit our prospective, active duty and reserve military members, including the Show-Me GOLD and Triumph programs, and we could not be more proud," Moreland said in a release.