Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Announces Reorganization in Strategic Plan

Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Announces Reorganization in Strategic Plan

Berkeley College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT DARIO A. CORTES, PhD, ANNOUNCES 
REORGANIZATION IN STRATEGIC PLAN 2010-2015


On Friday, June 5, 2009, a formal ceremony marked not only a day to honor newly inaugurated Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, but also a time for the College to look ahead, as its new leader announced major restructuring initiatives. In the new Strategic Plan, Vision for the Future, 2010-2015, Dr. Cortes calls for Berkeley College to be comprised of five components: a School of Business; a School of Liberal Arts; a School of Professional Studies; a School of Continuing Education; and a School of Graduate Studies.

“These changes in the organizational structure of Berkeley College allow for greater opportunities for students as well as for the College. This will bring higher education and preparedness for success to more citizens in the business marketplace of today and tomorrow,” commented Dr. Cortes, who has been successful with restructuring initiatives at other colleges.

In his remarks, Dr. Cortes said that in order for the Strategic Plan to be successful, certain characteristics are vital: creativity and agility; globalization; entrepreneurial spirit; and the desire to harness technology to advance teaching, learning and administrative operations. Berkeley College will continue to build upon its solid foundation by harnessing these attributes, he added.

A leader in business education for 78 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of over 7,200 students, with more than 700 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu. 

 


Photo Caption: The Strategic Plan, Vision for the Future, 2010-2015, presented by newly inaugurated Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, (left) here with Board Chairman Kevin L. Luing, calls for restructuring the College into five components: a School of Business; a School of Liberal Arts; a School of Professional Studies; a School of Continuing Education; and a School of Graduate Studies.

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