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New Head of Continuing Studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Aims to Boost Course Offerings

Executive Director George Rosales Looks to Accommodate Influx of Career Changers

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Brooklyn, N.Y. - Promising to increase the amount of course offerings and certificate programs, while strengthening partnerships inside the Brooklyn business community, George Rosales this month became the executive director of the School of Continuing Studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

Rosales was a key administrator at the American Heart Association for eight years, recently leading an effort in Brooklyn to raise awareness and funds to prevent heart disease and strokes. He also spent five years as a tobacco enforcement program coordinator with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

“Given the amount of career changes occurring in the workforce, our School of Continuing Studies has become an increasingly valuable resource for our community,” Brooklyn Campus Provost Gale Stevens Haynes said. “We’re lucky to have someone with George’s energy leading our continuing education team. His proactive approach will help the University keep up with the diverse needs of our students.”

Rosales, 37, of Fresh Meadows wants to build on the Brooklyn Campus’ legacy as a leader in education by adding new courses and certificate programs to accommodate the many people looking toward new career paths during a challenging economic period.

“Long Island University's School of Continuing Studies can play an integral role in assisting business professionals enhance their skill set to achieve personal and professional goals,” Rosales asserted. “We are also ready to assist career changers in identifying a new career path to success.”

The School of Continuing Studies, located on the second floor of 9 Hanover Place, offers certificate programs in surgical and vascular technology; cardiac sonography; and paralegal studies. For more information on the programs and courses offered at Brooklyn Campus’ School of Continuing Studies, call (718) 488-1364 or visit www.liu.edu/brooklyn/scs.

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Posted 02/01/2010

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