First cohort of new degree program meets

Students in the first cohort of the Liberal Studies Leadership Program are pictured.
Students in the first cohort of the Liberal Studies Leadership Program are pictured.
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Students in the first cohort of the Liberal Studies Leadership Program met for orientation August 12 at the DeVos Center.

Anne Hiskes, dean of the Brooks College of Interdisplinary Studies, welcomed students; the program is housed within the college. Simone Jonaitis, executive director of the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, said students then heard from faculty members who will be teaching courses in the program in addition to other staff members who will serve as resources for the 19-month accelerated degree program.

Students enrolled in the program take one five-week class at a time at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus; it’s geared toward working adults who have earned about 72 credits and are at least 24 years old.

A second cohort will begin at the Meijer Campus in Holland in the winter semester. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/lead19.