Date: July 20, 2007
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, July 20, 2007 – Governors State University is helping local law enforcement agencies meet the need for well educated professionals through its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
The university plans to offer a MPA cohort at the Illinois State Police District 5 Headquarters in Lockport. The cohort program will allow police, fire, and public administration professionals throughout the region to complete a degree together, at a single, central location. The college has successfully offered a similar cohort program in Lansing and is currently delivering programs in Orland Park, Oak Forest, and Frankfort, IL.
Governors State University’s College of Business and Public Administration is sponsoring several information sessions for its Master of Public Administration degree program. Faculty, advisors, administrators, and current students will be on hand to discuss the program.
All sessions will be held at the Illinois State Police District 5 Headquarters located at 16648 S. Broadway in Lockport.
Upcoming sessions are as follows:
- Thursday, August 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 11, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 18, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CBPA Dean William Nowlin, noted, “We’re allowing professionals the ability to access a high-quality education at a place and time that is convenient to them. Working professionals who might not otherwise be able to access a master’s program will have a unique opportunity to do so through this program.”
Interested public safety professionals are encouraged to bring an unofficial college transcript with them. For more information, call (800) 478-8478, extension 4099 or visit www.govst.edu/isp