SPD Dean Ken Lindblom Meets with Congressional Staff in DC

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Ken Lindblom and Morgan Brand, Higher Education Policy Staffer for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, at Senator Schumer's office. 

Ken Lindblom with Morgan Brand, Higher Education Policy Staffer for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, at Senator Schumer’s office.

Kenneth Lindblom, Dean of the School of Professional Development (SPD), was in Washington, DC, on February 15 to brief staff members from the Long Island Congressional Delegation on SPD program highlights and recent updates.

Lindblom had the opportunity to discuss SPD’s degrees in human resource management and liberal studies as well as the school’s expanded master of arts in liberal studies degree, which includes an updated curriculum. He also talked about the fact that SPD is the first SUNY institution to offer digital badges — online credentials that demonstrate achievement in a specific skill set, which are available in a variety of areas in education, business, industry and academics.

“Stony Brook had an excellent opportunity to put the School of Professional Development’s agenda and ideas forward with the Long Island Congressional Delegation,” said Lindblom. “I’m enthusiastic about the response we received from staff, and I look forward to continuing to work with our representatives in Congress on fostering new relationships between Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development and businesses for the benefit of our students.”

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