Jon DeBenedictis

Jon DeBenedictis

Program Director, School of Business
(914) 323-5446

About Me

Jon DeBenedictis is the program director for APPEAL programs (Adult Accelerated Undergraduate degrees) and the PostBaccalaureate in Prehealth for the School of Business (MSB).

Prior to joining MSB Jon worked as an admissions recruiter and academic advisor at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut, where his emphasis was on community and corporate outreach, as well as advising part-time students who were seeking baccalaureate degrees. During that time, he also became SHU's admissions point-person for veterans, service-members and their families, and was responsible for the opening of Sacred Heart's Veterans Resource Center.

Jon has taught adult continuing education courses for Fairfield Continuing Education, The Fairfield Public Library, and Sacred Heart's English Language Institute. For five years he instructed creative writing and public speaking courses to high school students for the Yale-New Haven Saturday Seminar Program. His articles on trends in higher education for non-traditional and international students have been published in La Tribuna CT, The Haitian Voice of Connecticut, and The Fairfield County Business Journal. A 2011 UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association) Nominee for Outstanding Service to Continuing Education, he has presented at conferences throughout the Northeast for that organization, as well as for CONNTESOL (Connecticut Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Most recently, Jon has served as Director of Admissions for Trinity Catholic, a private high school in Stamford, where he launched an on-campus international academy for students with remedial English skills. He holds an MA in Communications and a BA in Media Studies, both from Sacred Heart University.