Empower // Reinvent // Succeed


Dean’s Greeting


Welcome to the College of Professional Education

Notice anything different? Those of you with a sharp eye probably picked up on something. We changed our name earlier this spring to the College of Professional Education.

The revision is small but meaningful. To be certain, we remain committed to our community-based initiatives, including our excellent summer camps, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs, and life-enrichment activities. Now, we’re doing even more to help professionals succeed in their chosen fields.

Here’s how we’re growing.

We’ve developed several new certificates based on current research of in-demand jobs. Many of these are stacking credentials that let you build on your knowledge. An example is our new suite of CompTIA courses. If you want to work in IT but don’t know where to begin, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ gets you started. From there, you can branch out into A+, Network+, Security+, and beyond. Like our AutoCAD cover grad, Kason Barron, can tell you, these are courses that teach you skills to use on the job. We’ve also partnered with several colleges on campus to help bring their programs to a wider audience. Now, if you want to learn data science, architecture, or business innovation from top professors, you can register right here with CPE.

Here’s what hasn’t changed.

We’re still about helping you reach the next level in your career. Whether you need an industry certification, a digital badge in leadership, or skills training for your company, the College of Professional Education is your resource to make it happen.

So while you might see a new name on your graduation certificate, our commitment to your success is the same. As always, we welcome feedback. Send us a note at our new inbox, KSUprofessional@kennesaw.edu.

Timothy Blumentritt, Dean
College of Professional Education

Dean Tim Blumentritt