Oct. 26, 2012
-- On September 1, 2012, the Institute for Professional Development (IPD) entered into a partnership with Huston-Tillotson University (HT), located in Austin, Texas. The joint venture is a new Adult Degree Program (ADP) designed for working adults to secure the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration or Criminal Justice. The business administration degree delivers a course of study preparing competent business professionals to meet the challenges of an interdependent world with students making an immediate contribution to the business environment. Within the four-year interdisciplinary criminal justice program, students will receive the tools necessary for critical knowledge, communication, personal growth, and real-world application opportunities. Interested individuals may visit the HT Web site at www.htu.edu or call 512.505.6455 to speak to an admission counselor.
“Since 1875, the sons and daughters of HT have made a dramatic difference in the quality of life for the communities and people they touch. HT has educated first generation students who are often faced with academic challenges. These students are often easily intimidated and overwhelmed when faced with new academic demands. Huston-Tillotson provides diverse students a proven environment for academic success. True to its roots, Huston-Tillotson embraces the responsibility of intellectually challenging well prepared students while offering those who may need support an opportunity to reach their full potential,” said HT President Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D.”
). The partnership was made possible through HT’s outstanding leaders, including Dr. Larry L. Earvin, President and CEO; Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, Vice President for Institutional Advancement;
Dr. Vicki Lott, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs; and Mrs. Valerie Hill, Vice President for Administration and Finance.
IPD is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Huston-Tillotson to expand adult degree programs through a full-service approach to include the following services: advertising and marketing; student recruitment, retention and accounting; curriculum development;
learning management system implementation, instructional design, hosting and support. IPD would like to recognize Michelle Dukes Rhodes, Director of Business Development, for playing a key role in the partnership development, and Jane Baker Pierce, Senior Regional Vice President, for leading the start-up operations. Future planning includes collaboration on additional undergraduate and graduate programs in business, allied health, and education, as well as online degree programs. IPD is honored to assist Huston-Tillotson in changing the lives of adult students and their families in Austin.