PLS Welcomes New Associate Dean

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2011) - Patricia Griffin '81 is now the Associate Dean of Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies. Griffin has served adult undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Joseph's for more than 27 years and will continue to serve nontraditional undergraduates in her new role at the University.

Griffin holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Delaware and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Temple University. She has led the formation and served as the director of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute at Saint Joseph's as well as the Criminal Justice, Environmental Protection Safety Management, Homeland Security and Public Safety graduate programs for the University.

"I am thrilled to provide leadership in this vibrant adult learning community," said Griffin. "As the associate dean, my goals and objectives are grounded in the Ignatian educational ideal to 'meet' and embrace students within the context of their lives. I look forward to continuing the development of curriculum, services and programs that support the unique demands of the adult learners in Philadelphia and beyond."

About PLS: Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies is the largest and oldest program for non-traditional students in the greater Philadelphia region. Dedicated to educating Philadelphia's adults, the College of Professional and Liberal Studies is a member Graduate! Philadelphia in 2010 and has transfer agreements with six local community colleges. 

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