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By Liesel Riggs
Communications Director, Siena Heights University
September 9, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Siena Heights University and the Michigan State Police announced a business partnership that will offer degree completion and other educational opportunities to Michigan State Police employees.
“Siena Heights University has more than 40 years of experience educating working students,” said Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, President. “We are thrilled to partner with Michigan State Police and look forward to a long and productive relationship that will ultimately benefit their employees.”
Under the partnership agreement, qualified Michigan State Police employees will receive a tuition discount, personalized advising, and student success and career counseling from Siena Heights.
“Career-long learning has never been more important than in today’s policing environment, and we’re pleased to offer this advanced education opportunity to our employees,” said Dr. Juli Liebler, PhD, Deputy Bureau Director of Professional Development for The Michigan State Police.
“We invite Michigan State Police employees to learn about all the educational opportunities Siena Heights University is ready to provide with this partnership,” said Dr. Cheri Betz, Executive Vice President of Administration and Innovation. “Our programs are designed to meet the needs of working students seeking to advance their careers by acquiring new skills and abilities needed for today’s workforce.”
Many professional, working students attend classes online. Siena Heights University’s Online Learning Program has been ranked for the sixth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report as the best in Michigan and ranked nationally for the ninth consecutive year. This year, the University tied for 35th among all public and private institutions.
Siena Heights may accept up to 90 college credits toward a bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institutions. Credit is also awarded for military and workforce training, professional licenses, and certifications.
Accelerated classes are offered every seven weeks, and Siena Heights offers open enrollment. Siena Heights University’s degree completion centers in Michigan also offer blended classes. For more information, visit https://start.sienaheights.edu/partnership/inquiryform.