Monday, January 14, 2008

SXU celebrates 10-year anniversary of Chicago Police Department partnership

1,000 CPD officers and employees have participated in unique education program

Chicago (Jan. 14, 2008) – As of this month, approximately 1,000 Chicago Police Department officers and employees have participated in an MBA program or degree completion program offered by Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division.

Saint Xavier and the Chicago Police celebrate their 10-year partnership at 6:30 p.m., Jan 24 in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center by hosting a reception to celebrate the academic and professional accomplishments of program graduates.

“This successful collaboration with the Chicago Police Department is a source of tremendous pride for Saint Xavier University and the Graham School of Management,” said Graham School Dean James Brodzinski, Ph.D. “We look forward to continuing and enhancing this unique partnership.”

Saint Xavier University offers an entire MBA program at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division specifically for officers and employees of the Chicago Police Department. An MBA is a highly marketable degree for both public and private industry. Chicago Police officers have been able to use their degree to better serve the city.

“The MBA classes provide a valuable educational experience as well as an opportunity to meet and interact with department members from various units throughout the city,” said Lt. Bruce Lipman, MBA 2001, commanding officer, Office of Management and Accountability. “As we have been able to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and problem solving strategies related to departmental issues, we have improved both professionally and personally.”

CPD students have the opportunity of studying various concentrations such as Financial Fraud Examination, Training and Workplace Learning, Management, and Disaster Preparedness as they work toward their MBA. Traditionally, classes are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Education and Training Division.

Program Director Kate Watland, Ph.D., said “It is admirable that so many officers are dedicated to learning and are ready and able to apply what they learn to provide services and make this city a safer place. We are very proud to have them in our program.”

Please contact Watland at (773) 298-3680 or Steve Hallenbeck at (773) 298-3836 for more information about the program.


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