Word from the Dean
The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) originated with the Leadership Education for Adult Professionals (LEAP) program, which was founded in 1985 to meet the needs of adult students through learning opportunities in business and management. Since then we have grown significantly in the scope of programs and degrees offered.
Today, CAPS has three schools: the DeVoe School of Business, the School of Educational Leadership and the School of Liberal Arts. Programs range from the associate level up to the Doctor of Organizational Leadership and across a wide range of subjects including criminal justice, addictions counseling, teaching and business, to name a few.
CAPS programs combine theory and the practical employment experiences of adult professionals to create a truly dynamic learning environment. Graduates of CAPS can be found in corporations, school districts, health care agencies, government entities and many other types of organizations. With an emphasis on character, scholarship and leadership, our goal is to prepare every student to be a world changer.
Interim Vice President, College of Adult and Professional Studies