University of the Rockies Makes Big Impact on Downtown Denver with Opening of Rockies Online Center
DENVER, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Local community leaders welcomed University of the Rockies, an online and on-campus graduate university specializing in social and behavioral sciences, to downtown Denver at this evening's opening of the Rockies Online Center, 1201 16th Street at Tabor Center.
The new center encompasses 80,000-square-feet of space for student support, admissions, financial services, the registrar's office and other non-campus functions. In relocating the center to downtown Denver, University of the Rockies created approximately 100 new jobs and transferred approximately 50 out-of-state executives and employees to the Tabor Center location.
One of the Denver newcomers is University of the Rockies President Dr. Charlita Shelton, a renowned diversity advocate and higher education leader, who said, "With our Colorado Springs campus and new downtown Denver operations, University of the Rockies is well-established as a Colorado-based higher learning institution."
"We value excellence. Employees who have relocated themselves and their families here are enthused by the vibrant downtown Denver community, and we are pleased with the well-educated Denver workforce embracing our University's philosophy to improve lives."
University of the Rockies offers master's and doctorate degrees such as Master of Arts in Human Services; Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership; Master of Arts in Psychology; Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership; and Doctor of Psychology, with a clinical specialization.
The University is among the first regionally accredited higher learning institutions to offer an Organizational Diversity program. "Through our dedication to diversity, we encourage students of all cultures and experiences to seek higher learning opportunities and to learn from one another," Shelton said. "Our diversity specializations impact the community and global workforce beyond our University's system."
Small and intimate by design, the University provides access to industry experts, research and publishing opportunities, and clinical programs for practical experience. The Rockies Counseling Center, a non-profit organization located at the Colorado Springs campus, provides low-cost psychotherapy and assessment for those with limited financial resources. Utilized for on-site training, it fills the need for students to practice their skills and integrate academic learning in a clinical setting, while serving the community.
In an effort to enhance itself as a research-based institution providing students with extensive exploration opportunities, the University opened the first phase of Rockies Research Center, a web-based research portal for faculty and students, earlier this year.
As of December 31, 2011, University of the Rockies had 1,929 students enrolled in both online and campus based programs.
About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow's thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master's and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.
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