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Cameron named as next NIU president


 June 7, 2017

 Jonathan Stack
 NGA Office of Corporate Communications

J. Scott Cameron, Ph.D., will take the helm as the next National Intelligence University president in August 2017.

Cameron is replacing retiring David Ellison, Ph.D., who has served as the NIU president since 2009.

“I look forward to continuing the amazing efforts of NIU President Ellison and the rest of the NIU team to unite the university’s efforts with [the intelligence community’s priorities],” Cameron said during a university town hall May 31.

During the town hall introducing the new president, Cameron laid out one of his goals during his tenure in the new position.

“My goal is for every member of the U.S. intelligence enterprise to think of NIU as ‘our university,’” he said.

Defense Intelligence Agency Director Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart said Cameron was selected through an extensive national search and is confident he will bring further success to NIU as it continues to grow and develop into a national university dedicated to the intelligence profession and to excellence in defense of the nation.

“Dr. Cameron is uniquely qualified to lead NIU as the university achieves its vision to become the center of academic life for the intelligence community,” Stewart said in an email to his workforce.

Cameron currently serves as the Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction/Counterterrorism director at the National Counterterrorism Center. Prior to his current position, he served at Washington State University in faculty and academic leadership roles.

NIU is a federally-chartered education and research institution and the intelligence community’s university located in Bethesda, Maryland. National Geospatial-Intelligence –

Agency employees attend NIU to prepare for senior positions in the intelligence and national security communities.