Dear SPS Students:
I hope you have enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of the upcoming school year. Whether you are a new or returning student, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Professional Studies for the fall 2011 term and to thank you for choosing SPS. I am confident you will find your studies with us rigorous and engaging and the academic community here enriching and supportive.
Since its founding in 2003, SPS has become one of the fastest growing schools within CUNY. This semester we will enroll over 2,000 students who will be taught by over 200 faculty members, and SPS will serve thousands more in non-credit courses and programs. We continue to develop a wide range of programs that span fully online degree programs, graduate degrees, and a variety of training opportunities. Indeed, this fall we are offering two new online undergraduate degrees, a BS in Health Information Management and a BA in Sociology. In the spring semester we will be opening our online BA in Psychology.
At SPS, we take great pride in having built a reputation for academic excellence and continue to hire distinguished faculty to ensure the high quality of an SPS education. We also value the culture we have created here at SPS where our student body, as diverse as the city itself, remains our highest priority. Our dedicated and highly responsive staff are committed to meeting our students’ needs, and toward that end, we have introduced a new SPS Virtual Campus this year to provide expanded access to student, career, library, and other services.
I sincerely hope your experience at SPS exceeds your expectations, and I encourage you to share with me any suggestions and ideas that might assist our efforts to provide you with the best education possible. Once again, on behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome you to SPS, and wish you a successful and enjoyable semester.
John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.