I hope you enjoy reading the first issue
of the University of Delaware Professional Education News.
This newsletter is intended to communicate to the University
community our successes, advances and efforts to provide
the best in professional education characterized by “excellence,
uniqueness, impact, and response to societal needs.”
Rooted in theory and research, applied in
practice, professional education serves to prepare students
for professional leadership in business, industry, the
arts, government, or educational, human services, and
nonprofit organizations. As the “Citizen University,”
we can achieve our greatest impact by educating and training
the professionals and leaders who serve society in essential
roles, and by closer integration of public service with
research and education. Our goal is stated in UD’s
Path to Prominence, “We seek both to extend the reach
and impact of our professional programs and to reap the
benefits for our students and faculty of closer engagement
with our society, its needs, and its problem-solvers.
The University of Delaware must invest in professional
programs and partnerships that provide excellence, uniqueness,
impact, and response to societal needs.” Investing in
our professionally focused graduate programs is a “Smart
Money” investment in skill development and professional
Please help us prepare for future issues.
What questions do you have about professional education?
Do you know of students who have held unique internships
or conducted impactful or groundbreaking projects? Is
there a company or other partner with an interesting or
Please send your ideas for feature articles
or other comments on the newsletter, to me at sawyerj@UDel.Edu.
John E. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Professional
Office of Graduate and Professional Education
Professor and Director, Organizational
Effectiveness, Development, and Change
Department of Business Administration
Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics