The ACCESS Program at DeSales University recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at its newest location in Lansdale, Pa.
In September 2011, a ribbon cutting ceremony opened a site at Broad Street and Sumneytown Pike when the University relocated the master’s in business administration (MBA) program from downtown Lansdale on Main Street. ACCESS began offering classes the following January.
Jeff Gormley, the program manager of ACCESS in the Lansdale campus, says he is proud of what the ACCESS program has become in the new location.
“With the ACCESS Program, adults can achieve a bachelor’s degree while also fulfilling life’s obligations such as family or work schedules,” he said. “The Lansdale Area Campus extends the reach of the University to Montgomery and Bucks County.”
The MBA program had been in Lansdale for 10 years and there was a plan to offer ACCESS classes as well. The new location at Broad and Sumneytown made the plan workable. Both programs are growing in their new home.
Deborah Booros, the dean of lifelong learning, has found the Lansdale campus to be a great success over its first year.
“The ACCESS Program at our Lansdale campus on Sumneytown Pike and Broad Street, is off to an excellent start.” said Booros. “Our experience of getting to know people who live and work in the area has been extremely rewarding. We are grateful that the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce welcomed us with open arms; their constant helpfulness and support has been invaluable to our mutual effort to bring educational opportunities to the region.”
As the Lansdale ACCESS Program begins the next year, they look forward for what is to come with growing admission and many possibilities for those seeking to continue their education.
“Looking ahead,” said Booros. “We see a thriving future for the area, and we remain enthused about being a strategic partner in the community’s growth and development.”
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