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Pittsburgh, PA -- On Tuesday, September 24, members of the La Roche College Board of Regents visited the College’s first satellite campus in its 41-year history, an initiative that provides a testament to La Roche’s new direction. The Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods served as the gathering place for the board's fall 2004 meeting. Situated in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, the Regional Learning Alliance is a state-of-the-art education and conference center, the product of a partnership between eleven other local colleges and universities.

“Tonight’s event and the College’s academic presence here in this beautiful facility provide tangible proof that we are on the front edge of a progressive approach to education,” said Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., La Roche president, whose presentation followed a cocktail reception. Introcaso went on to congratulate the newly appointed officers of the Board of Regents: Ralph Gilbert, senior vice president with HDR Engineering, Inc., Pittsburgh, who is serving as chair; and Cookie Roberson, longtime development professional in the Pittsburgh area, who is serving as vice chair.

The Board of Regents also learned more about La Roche’s academic offerings at Cranberry Woods from three members of the College’s academic community: Howard J. Ishiyama, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs; Jean Forti, Ph.D., professor and chair of Human Resources Management; and Lance Schaeffer, M.A., assistant dean of academic affairs. At Cranberry Woods this fall, La Roche faculty are offering two programs tailored to the adult learner: the Master of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) and various HRM certificate programs; and LEAD (Leadership and Administrative Development), an undergraduate degree completion program for those seeking careers in business and management.

Attendees also viewed a multimedia presentation that touts recent accomplishments at La Roche.

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