The College of Professional Studies provides a Villanova education to intellectually curious, engaged and experienced adults who must balance life commitments and ambitions.
High-rigor, high-touch, high-flex, high-tech. CPS offers learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.
CPS students can chart their course along three distinct pathways: undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on campus and online non-credit certificate programs.
Each of these pathways leads to opportunities for students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers. CPS provides the academic community to support students and assist them in reaching their individual goals.
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Villanova University Appoints Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Dean of the College of Professional Studies. Dr. Palus becomes the second dean of the College of Professional Studies, created in 2014 to enhance the University’s long-standing tradition of service to adult learners, which dates back more than 100 years. In her new role, she will serve as the chief administrator of the College, leading its strategic and academic planning and faculty engagement; strengthening the student experience; providing financial oversight; and overseeing fundraising and alumni relations.
Tina Agustiady, an instructor for Villanova’s online Six Sigma program, is a Six Sigma expert who quite literally, “wrote the book” on the subject, several books in fact. Her most recent book, “Design for Six Sigma: A Practical Approach through Innovation,” focuses on innovative and systematic continuous improvement in product, process and service design through an integrated lean and Six Sigma methodology to achieve robust design.
On Tuesday, May 15, the College of Professional Studies (CPS) hosted the third annual Awards Ceremony. Villanova University President Father Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD; Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD; Interim Dean Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, came together to celebrate the success of CPS students during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ron Tedesco has a successful career as the Director of IT for a national health benefits plan. He’s also a part-time student in the College of Professional Studies bachelor’s in Information Systems degree program. But Ron doesn’t stop there—he also has what some would call a “dream job” with the National Football League that takes him to the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field for every Philadelphia Eagles home game.