Angela Perkins, Famous Alumni
distance education provided flexibility
And a huge sense of empowerment
Angela Perkins earned her MBA with a concentration in human resource management from Columbia Southern University in 2012. Perkins recently gained fame as a contestant on the CBS reality show, Survivor: Ghost Island. A remarkable contestant, Perkins was eliminated on day 38 and placed fourth in the TV competition.
Angela Perkins served in the U.S. Army for more than 21 years before retiring as a captain. She served in a transportation unit and in a psychological operations battalion as an executive officer where she was the only female officer. She assisted commanders by keeping soldiers combat-ready, as well as coordinating, planning, and synchronizing personnel support operations. Perkins, who joined the Army in 1993, was deployed to Iraq from 2003-04 and Afghanistan from 2011-12. While she was in Afghanistan, she worked with and gained the trust of the local leaders to ensure her mission's success.
After leaving the U.S. Army, she went on to compete on Survivor: Ghost Island. At age 42, she was the oldest contestant during that season of the long-running TV show. She works as an administrative assistant at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A mother of two adult children, Perkins describes herself as spontaneous, courageous and determined. She enjoys running, biking and snowboarding. She earned her MBA from Columbia Southern University in 2012 and graduated with a 3.8 GPA.
"I knew CSU was a clear choice. I felt my goals, desires and emotional requirements were understood."