In a new development, Capitol Technology University has taken a monumental step toward shaping the future of Cyber Science Education. We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. William Butler as the Vice President of Cyber Science Outreach and Partnerships starting January 1, 2024. This is more than just a title, it's a beacon of progress in our relentless pursuit of excellence in cyber education.
Dr. Butler is not just a name in the cybersecurity field, he's a force of nature. His unparalleled passion has ignited the careers of countless cybersecurity professionals, both within the heart of Maryland and far beyond as a retired Marine Colonel, reaching across the nation and around the globe. His achievements at Capitol Tech alone are legendary: from spearheading the Cyber Lab and Security Operations Center to the groundbreaking Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA), Dr. Butler has been a visionary leader.
Imagine a world where every high school and community college student has access to the mysteries and marvels of computers, coding, gaming, and cybersecurity. That world is being made a reality through Dr. Butler's Cyber Saturday program. He's not just building a curriculum, he's building a community, mentoring young minds and forging powerful alliances with organizations like Black Girls Code and professional organizations such as the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA).
Under Dr. Butler's guidance, Capitol Tech's cybersecurity program has skyrocketed to prestigious heights, earning the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education title since 2003 and achieving the coveted ABET accreditation for the BS in Cybersecurity in 2020. But wait, there's more! In 2020, Capitol Tech, led by Dr. Butler, secured an NSA grant, catapulting the university to the helm of the CAE Northeast Regional Hub, encompassing 14 states and approximately 110 institutions.
Dr. Butler's influence extends beyond academia into the very fabric of the cybersecurity world. He's a key player in elite groups like the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), several NIST standards groups, the Colloquium of Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), and CyberWatch, contributing his expertise to national and global cybersecurity standards.
The impact of Dr. Butler's partnerships is global. He has been pivotal in forging alliances with institutions and companies worldwide, from the National Defense University, and the National Cryptologic University to Percival Engineering, shaping the future of cyber defense.
Internationally, Dr. Butler is a mentor to doctoral students and a bridge-builder through educational partnerships across continents, from Kosovo to Cameroon, as a Fulbright Cyber Specialist.
Join us in celebrating this incredible milestone as Dr. Butler takes Capitol Tech to unprecedented heights in Cyber Science Education.