College of Professional Studies

A Message to Our Graduates from Dean Deborah Tyksinski

We’ve reached the end of the academic year and the completion of your degree program. I remember approaching the end of a degree program feeling as if a heavy weight had fallen off my shoulders.  Relief – pride – accomplishment – sadness.  Yes sadness because I would miss the stimulation of learning, the company of my classmates and the sense of being very aware of my place in the world.  Perhaps I chose to live and work in academia to keep that sense alive.  How about you – how will you keep the stimulation of learning alive in your life?  Read more...

 

  • Message to Our Graduates

    We’ve reached the end of the academic year and the completion of your degree program. I remember approaching the end of a degree program feeling as if a heavy weight had fallen off my shoulders. Relief – pride – accomplishment – sadness. read more

  • Leadership & National Championship

    Our Cats are national champions and I would love to talk with you about it…once my voice returns from screaming the team on to victory. The Pavilion literally rocked the night of the game, and I rocked right along with the crowd. Somehow I feel even more a Villanovan after sharing that amazing experience with the Villanova community. read more

  • New Institute for Women's Leadership

    Villanova, Pa. – Villanova University has announced the creation of a new Institute for Women’s Leadership with a $5 million gift from Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners and former member of the Villanova Board of Trustees. read more

  • Dean Tyksinski's Reflection on Leadership

    As we prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, let’s ponder to what degree do you believe presidents Washington and Lincoln are still relevant to us? read more

  • New CRS Certification Introduced

    The College of Professional Studies introduced the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) program in Fall 2015. The program, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, is built for students interested in enhancing their counseling career by providing recovery support services to those individuals dealing with dependencies. The CRS works peer-to-peer to identify needs and connect participants with the required available resources. In doing so, this community-based service intends to reduce the risk of relapse. read more

  • CEANY Awards

    Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD, dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Villanova University, was awarded with the Emeritus Honor by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY). read more

  • Announcing the Part-Time Studies 2015 Bisk Scholarship Winner

    The College of Professional Studies is thrilled to congratulate Brian Donegan, a part-time studies student pursuing his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Brian received this award after demonstrating academic potential and financial need. read more

  • Popular Villanova Professor Seamlessly Combines Business Experience with Teaching Approach

    In Rick Anthony’s professional life, he’s often called the “Connector” because of his extensive network which has benefitted hundreds of people, including many of his students. “I’ve just been on the planet a long time,” he quips. Founder and Managing Director of The Anthony Group, Inc., a management consulting firm, and founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a venue for early stage ventures and angel investors, Anthony is also a published author, TV host and successful entrepreneur. read more

  • CPS Adjunct Faculty Member and “HR Person of the Year” Talks About the Industry and Gives Sage Advice to Professionals

    July 23, 2015 -Douglas Allen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an adjunct faculty member for the HR certificate programs for over 23 years, received a prestigious award at the 2015 SHRM Awards. Allen, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cooper Health System, was named “HR Person of the Year,” a significant and widely respected accomplishment within the human resources community. read more

  • CPS Students Teach Introductory Computer Science to Middle School Tech Club

    June 5, 2015 - As part of an independent study course, several students from the College of Professional Studies traveled to a technology club at Julia De Burgas Middle School in North Philadelphia to mentor and teach over twenty students introductory computer science skills. read more

  • Successful Launch of Online Degree

    This spring, The College of Professional Studies (CPS) welcomed our first class of online part-time undergraduate students. The inaugural class of the online undergraduate degree is an important and exciting step forward for CPS, and an opportunity for adults around the country—with commitments such as careers and families—to complete their degree through Villanova University. read more

  • Paralegal Grad Published

    April 27, 2015 - Gailynne Ferguson earned her Paralegal certificate from Villanova University in 2006, and the certification has influenced her career in a multitude of ways since that time. read more

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