E. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Professional Education, Office of
Graduate and Professional Education
I hope you enjoy reading the University of Delaware Professional
Education News. This newsletter is intended to communicate UD's 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 earning power.
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 compelling story? Please send your ideas for feature
articles or other comments on the newsletter to me at sawyerj@UDel.Edu.