William Mayeaux joined Empire State College in June 2008 as a military outreach specialist. He provides outreach counseling to Navy and Marine personnel at five military installations in San Diego, Calif. Mayeaux attends education and employment fairs and other community events. As the college's OCONUS region representative, he performs routine outreach services for prospective military-affiliated students in Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) Region -- this region includes non-contiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii, off-shore United States territories and possessions, and all foreign countries.
As a 24-year Navy veteran, he has completed multiple deployments to the Middle East and the Pacific Ocean. He possesses a unique insight into naval deployments and the challenges facing military personnel and distance learning. William is a certified training specialist and holds a B.S. in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. William enjoys photography and woodworking. He is married to Yoshiko Shimomura of Yokohama, Japan. They have two cats, Sergeant Major Nigel Bigglesworth III and Hair Ball.
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