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Saint Xavier Graham School of Management Disaster Preparedness Program approved for Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium

SXU sequence Chicago’s premier disaster preparedness program

Chicago (Dec. 6, 2007)—The Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium (HSDEC) has granted membership to the SXU Graham School of Management Disaster Preparedness and Management (DPM) Certificate Program. 

The HSDEC is a network of teaching and research institutions focused on promoting education, research and cooperation supporting the homeland security/defense mission.  

 “We look forward to the exciting opportunities offered by this new affiliation. Recent events, such as Katrina, 9/11, the increasing number and severity of natural disasters, and the rising threat of terrorism, have emphasized the need for greater and more cohesive relationships between sectors of government in order for an optimal response to occur,” said program architect and director James Hagen, Ph.D.  “The Graham School of Management’s coordinated sequence of graduate courses provides both breadth and depth to prepare for management of growing threats and newly evolving hazards.”

Hagen, creator and coordinator of the DPM Certificate Program, attended the recent HSDEC conference, titled “Threats at Our Threshold,” held at the United States Army War College (USAWC) in Carlisle, Penn. An international group of speakers presented topics such as Domestic Radicalization, Renewed Concerns for Nuclear and Biological Attacks, and Homeland Defense and Security in the Americas. The meeting was hosted by the USAWC’s Center for Strategic Leadership, George Washington’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Heritage Foundation.  

For more information about Saint Xavier’s Disaster Preparedness certificate program, please visit: http://www.sxu.edu/gsm/grcert_dpm.asp or call (773) 298-3050.

Contact Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.


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