Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UI&U's Sacramento Center Relocates

SACRAMENTO, CA – Drivers in Sacramento are about to become more familiar with Union Institute & University. On October 1, Union Institute & University’s (UI&U) Sacramento Center will begin operating from their new center location at 160 Promenade Circle, Ste #115, in Sacramento. The new location will be marked by lighted signage visible to drivers traveling Interstate 80 to Reno and San Francisco. In addition, from September 21 through October 18,
the Center will be featured on 40 Clear Channel billboards located throughout the Sacramento area.

The move from the Center’s current location, at 2710 Gateway Oaks Drive to the new location in the Sacramento Gateway Shopping Center, was driven by the need to accommodate the Sacramento Center’s steady growth in enrollment and demand for more on-site courses. The Center recently started new a BS program in emergency services management (ESM) and will start on-site courses for the program in the new beginning October 30.

“We’re experiencing a strong growth in enrollment now. Perhaps in part because of the economic situation, we are seeing that more and more adults want to return to college to complete their degrees for greater job security and to advance in their fields,” said Dr. James Rocheleau, dean of the California Centers. Dr. Rocheleau hopes the billboards that feature the tagline, “It Pays to Go Back” will encourage adults to return to school.

Union Institute & University is non-profit, private university headquartered in Cincinnati that offers a different approach to adult education featuring flexible, individualized, and socially relevant undergraduate and graduate degrees, online or through brief residencies. In addition to the Sacramento location, UI&U also has centers in Brattleboro and Montpelier, Vt., Miami, and Los Angeles. The Sacramento Center, however, offers some of the university’s most successful programs. The Center’s criminal justice management program, in particular, accommodates law enforcement officers from across Northern California.

To learn more about UI&U’s Sacramento Center visit: http://www.myunion.edu/about/locations/sacramento/index.html, or contact the Sacramento Center at 800.486.7049.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Union Appoints New Board Member

Thomas is a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow and Fulbright lecturer

CINCINNATI , OH - Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university that offers a different approach to adult education featuring flexible, individualized, and socially relevant BA, BS, MA, MEd, PhD, EdD and PsyD degrees, online or through brief residencies, today announced the appointment of Maxine Thomas of the Kettering Foundation to the university’s Board of Trustees.

“Maxine Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the board, and her work at the Kettering Foundation emulates Union’s dedication to community involvement and social justice.” said UI&U President Dr. Roger H. Sublett. “Her expertise and talent will prove paramount as Union continues to establish itself as a leader in adult higher education.”

Thomas comes to the board with considerable experience in legal counsel and philanthropy.
She joined the Kettering Foundation (KF) staff in July of 1991 as secretary and general counsel and currently serves as a program officer, directing a number of projects in community leadership. She also leads Kettering work with the American Bar Association and the Ohio Supreme Court and chairs the Kettering Foundation Task Force on China and has served as a member of that task force since 1993.

Before coming to KF, she was an associate dean of the University of Georgia School of Law. She previously served as assistant attorney general for the State of Washington serving in the Office of General Counsel for the University of Washington.

In 1988, Thomas was a Fulbright lecturer at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan and has served on the Fulbright Association Board from 1991 to 2000. She was made a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow in 1985, and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995. She served as project director for Kellogg grants for Community Leadership in Health Issues (1996-1999), and for African-American Males Project (1995-1996). She received her B.A in English from the University of Washington, and her J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Thomas is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BS in Leadership Now Accepting New Learners

Dr. Carolyn Turner, Dean of Cincinnati Undergraduate Studies, serves as the program’s chair

CINCINNATI – As part of Union Institute & University’s ongoing efforts to provide relevant, timely degree options to adult learners, the university today announced the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Leadership program. The new multi-disciplinary program is tailored toward the learner’s chosen career path.

Dr. Carolyn Turner, dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Cincinnati Center, is serving as the program’s chair. “Learners will work with faculty who will help them design and follow a degree plan that suits their chosen profession. It is an ideal program for those in business, the arts, information technology, health professions, culinary studies, and in non-profit management,” said Dr. Turner. “The leadership major is really for anyone who wants to make lasting change in their professions. Learners will learn how to articulate a perspective on power in the world and forge their own place in the global community,” said Dr. Turner.

Learners will apply, analyze, and evaluate a variety of concepts and theories of leadership to their own professional practice experiences; discuss and evaluate effective management and leadership behaviors and their implications in professional practice; and describe the connections between ethics and leadership. In addition, they will learn to apply ethical principles to issues in their chosen practice; deepen understanding of the complexity of leadership and how to enhance their capacity to be effective leaders in their chosen field; and identify, assess, lead, and manage change in the professional environment.

For more information on the BS in Leadership program, contact Victor Gray, BS enrollment counselor at 800.486.3116, ext 1241 or victor.gray@myunion.edu.