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Cyboron new military campus dean

by Mbacham Abegesah, staff writer


The new Military Campus Dean, Robert Cyboron, was born and raised in Springfield, Mass. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University, an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Cyboron is excited about the new position because, he said, “I want to continue to support military personnel and their families, assist them in meeting service goals, and give them chances to become members in society.” As someone who has received a good education in the Navy, he said, “I want to give back to the military in education.”


As with any new position come new ideas and changes. There are a few things that Cyboron wants to improve. “One thing is to improve overall the quality of education to military personnel and families, and DOD (Department of Defense) personnel. Cyboron said, “ I want to create niches for them in the B.S. and B.A. in Business, Computer Science, Justice Administration, and Military Studies at Hickam AFB.” The changes have already started, he added, referring to “The addition of a new joint computer lab at Kaneohe Marine Base and a recent joint computer lab at Hickam Air Force Base.”

One problem with catering to military personnel is that they can be deployed at a moments notice. “Flexibly is the key to this issue, Cyboron said. “ If a student goes on a long deployment during a class, the instructor will help the student by getting together and making arrangement. Also, we plan to increase online courses.”

On the issue of how to carry out the education of all military branches located in Hawaii-Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines - he said, “ I have education officers at every major military instillation.” Each education officer handles the educational needs the students at that instillation. Cyboron plans to meet with each officer so he can explain his policies towards educating soldiers.

With the military becoming more and more mobile, giving soldiers and their families a quality education is becoming more challenging. Cyboron said he “wants HPU to be at a position to offer education to military and their families wherever they are in the world.” He wants to make it so military students can go online from anywhere and get their entire bachelors degree.”




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