Director, Undergraduate Professional Studies
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Jon DeBenedictis is the Director for Undergraduate Professional Studies for the School of Professional Studies, where he oversees the operations of the APPEAL program (Adult Accelerated Undergraduate degrees), and advises students for the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health studies.
Prior to joining SPS, 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 in 2016.
Jon has taught adult continuing education courses for Fairfield Continuing Education 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 UPCEA as well as for CONNTESOL (Connecticut Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Jon has an MA in Communications and a BA in Media Studies, both from Sacred Heart University.