Continuing and Distance Education at The U receives award

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) at The University of South Dakota received honorable mention in the 2008 Credit Program Award category for its South Dakota Governor’s Leadership Certificate – Preparing South Dakota’s Future Leaders.

UCEA is a professional organization providing cross-disciplinary perspectives as well as strategies to assist universities in responding to the growing population of adult and non-traditional students. UCEA offers conferences, seminars, publications and awards to member institutions, including the Credit Program Award. The Credit Program Award honors institutions for excellence in achieving educational objectives through the delivery of a substantively original program.

The Governor's Leadership Certificate is a customized graduate-level certificate providing professional development to mid-level managers in state government. Participants develop proficiencies in developing people skills, honing business skills, strengthening customer care skills and enhancing skill in allocating resources. To date, 28 individuals have completed the certificate and 29 are in progress.

Presentation of the award will take place during the UCEA Mid-American and Great Plains conference Oct. 15 in Kansas City, Mo.