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News | June 1, 2017

New National Intelligence University President Announced

By DIA Public Affairs

Dr. J. Scott Cameron has been named the next president of National Intelligence University (NIU). He will assume his post at the start of the new academic year in August 2017. He succeeds Dr. David Ellison who is retiring after serving as NIU president since 2009.

“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 (IC),” said DIA Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, the selecting official, in announcing the appointment.  “Dr. Cameron was selected through an extensive national search,” Stewart continued, “and I am confident that he will bring further success to NIU as it continues its growth and development into a national university dedicated to the intelligence profession and to excellence in defense of the nation.”   

Dr. Cameron brings extensive national security, intelligence and higher education experience to his new role as National Intelligence University president.  He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction/Counterterrorism at the National Counterterrorism Center, having entered federal government service after serving 14 years in higher education in faculty and academic leadership roles at Washington State University from 1986-2000. 

NIU is an accredited federal degree-granting institution whose main campus recently relocated to Bethesda, MD. Its alumni are past, present, and future leaders in the intelligence and national security communities and in the private sector. Notable alumni include a former director of national intelligence; former directors of CIA, NSA, DIA, and NGA; current and former heads of military intelligence; and a growing number of senior government executives and corporate leaders. For more information, visit: