Ribbon cutting: Luis J. Zayas, president/CEO of AGMUS Ventures, Inc; Luis Soto, exec. Dir. Regis University dual language programs; Fr Michael Sheeran, S.J., president Regis University; Mack Goodman, mayor pro tem City of Thornton.
Photo by Rhonda Sheya
The first university-level accelerated dual language programs in the western United States designed for developing student skills in English and Spanish became a reality when Regis University opened its dual language campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 25th at the Thornton campus.
The new dual language campus will offer accelerated studies programs designed for adults who want to return to college to complete a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. Classes begin at the new campus in fall 2011.
“I’m delighted that we can serve this community of adults, renewing an element of our mission that began in the earliest days of our history in Las Vegas, New Mexico, when official school publications, classes, and activities were in Spanish and English,” said Father Michael Sheeran, S.J., president of Regis University.
The dual language campus includes 28,371 square feet of classrooms and office space. Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS), a national leader in adult education, will operate the campus including providing bilingual faculty and staff. Luis Soto, former director of Centro San Juan Diego, has been hired as the executive director of the dual language programs.
“This new dual language campus offers a dynamic and distinctive approach for supporting the educational needs of adult learners in our community who possess Spanish and English language skills,” said Bill Husson, vice president for New Ventures and Strategic Alliances at Regis University. “There is much excitement and enthusiasm on campus and in the community about the accelerated dual language campus and the academic program offerings.”
The list of academic programs include master’s degrees in non-profit management, science, education and business administration, while undergraduate offerings are expected to include accounting, business administration, marketing, human resource management, applied psychology, business technology management, computer information systems, elementary
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