The National University System Launches New Innovation Grant Program

The National University System (NUS) has launched an exciting new Innovation Grant Program that is encouraging faculty and staff to develop innovative strategies and approaches to support the exceptional student experience and student success. Following a rigorous evaluation process, 23 proposals were awarded Innovation Grants to develop projects this academic year. to officially begin the project development process.

John F. Kennedy University Launches New Bilingual Leadership Certificate Program in Collaboration with California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

John F. Kennedy University and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) announce the launch of a fully-online bilingual Leadership Certificate Program, starting this month.

John F. Kennedy University Secures Reaffirmation of Accreditation and is Lauded for its Commitment to Student Success and Public Service

Commending John F. Kennedy University faculty, staff, and administration for their high level of commitment to the University mission and values, and to student success, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed the University's accreditation for eight years.

Undergraduate Success Center Serving Hispanic and Underserved Students Opens July 20 at John F. Kennedy University

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that included invited state and local representatives. The project stems from a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supports the ongoing academic success and of Hispanic and underserved students through a range of services including an innovative system to track individual student academic progress.

JFKU Entrepreneurial Institute Moves Accelerator to PH Campus

PLEASANT HILL, CA - For the past five years, the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) at John F. Kennedy University has been developing the capacity of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Participants start IEL programs with an abundance of passion, and leave with confidence, skills, and perspectives that give them a far greater chance of turning their ideas into a sustainable enterprise.

July Nonprofit Seminar on Social Media Strategies

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy (SIP) recently launched at John F. Kennedy University, the summer seminar open to the public is planned for Thursday, July 21 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Pleasant Hill campus at 100 Ellinwood Way.

Unique Consciousness Studies Program Expanding through Online Classes

PLEASANT HILL, CA - With seeds in the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the study of consciousness is a pioneering field within academia. Still today, Consciousness Studies is a cutting edge, alternative course of study, existing in only a handful of universities throughout the nation and world. The Consciousness and Transformative Studies (CTS) program at John F. Kennedy University is only one of a handful of accredited Masters in Consciousness Studies programs in the country, but now it stands as a leader in this field with online classes.

Expanded Veteran Center Opens at JFK University through $326,000 Federal Grant

PLEASANT HILL, CA – Addressing a growing need to serve the region's student veteran population, John F. Kennedy University held a dedication ceremony for its newly expanded veteran service center, which is twice as large as its previous site. The VALOR Center – which stands for Veterans Academic Ladder for Opportunity and Resilience - provides an enhanced and integrated suite of services to veteran students, and is the result of a $326,000 federal grant from the Department of Education.

Student Veteran Center Opens at John F. Kennedy University

John F. Kennedy University officially opened the VALOR (Veteran Academic Ladder for Opportunity and Resiliency) center—a place where student veterans can go for support as they transition from the front line to the home front. With the growing number of service members in the Bay Area, the University is committed to providing the tools they need to succeed in achieving their educational goals.

Debra Bean of National University Named President at JFK University

PLEASANT HILL, CA - Debra Bean, a leader in higher education administration whose extensive background includes serving as Provost of National University, has been selected to be President of John F. Kennedy University, effective immediately. Ms. Bean takes the helm of the private, nonprofit university, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for its commitment to social justice and preparing students to be effective change makers in the world through a variety of programs, including its College of Law.

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