The School of Professional and Continuing Studies selects a full-time faculty, lecturer, or adjunct faculty member for each concentration in its degree programs. A concentration coordinator makes sure students are learning in-demand knowledge and gaining first-hand experience within their specific fields and concentrations. Get to know more about this year's team of concentration coordinators by clicking on their profiles below.

Arlinda Quinones

Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration Coordinator

"CYDL is an exciting concentration to specialize in especially for youth-serving organizations like the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Youth Inc, Girls and Boys Scouts, Parks and Recreation, 4H and others. It is also a great concentration for youth mentors, coaches and community leaders who believe in empowering youth to provide service to communities by creating strong relationships, collaborating with community partners for common goals."

Arlinda Quionones Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration Coordinator Headshot

John Cipora

Early Childhood Education

Concentration Coordinator

"I have been fascinated by the development of young children for more than thirty years and began investigating the field academically in 1990.  I'm delighted to share my insights with my students, who invariably are equally beguiled by the intriguing arena of teaching young children, and of learning from them."

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Laurie Rodriguez

Criminal Justice

Concentration Coordinator

"The Criminal Justice Concentration offers students the opportunity to study in depth the dynamic, interdisciplinary field of criminal justice. The concentration offers adult learners the advantage of studying cutting-edge courses that prepare them for leadership roles in their communities."

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