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Franklin University Board of Trustees Elects New Member

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2014

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the election of Stan Partlow, Managing Director, Security and Aviation, American Electric Power Company Inc., to its Board of Trustees.  Partlow was recommended by the Trusteeship Governance Committee during its January meeting and will be serving on the Academic/Student Committee and the Infrastructure Committee.

Partlow joined AEP Business Logistics as director of physical security and aviation services in 2005.  In this position, he holds leadership responsibilities for security operations, access control and asset protection for AEP facilities and properties and for AEPĀ“s aviation services department.

For the 25 prior to joining AEP, Partlow served in the law enforcement community. His career included serving in the Columbus Division of Police for over 21 years, reaching the rank of Commander of the Detective Bureau. Partlow also served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1984-1988 where he was responsible for conducting a variety of criminal investigations.

As a former adjunct professor at Franklin University, Partlow taught in the Leadership and Public Safety Management programs. He has also been an adjunct professor for Capital University and a trainer for Van Meter and Associates.

Partlow holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Capital University School of Law (1995), a Master of Science degree in administration from Central Michigan University (1990), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University (1980).

Franklin University is committed to building strategic relationships within the community. Currently more than twenty local business leaders make up the Franklin University Board of Trustees.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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