The Stender School of Leadership and Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Management and Business Studies, Computer Information Systems, Education (licensure and non-licensure tracks), Health Informatics and Information Management, and Social Work through a variety of formats and locations. The School is named in honor of Dr. Bruce Stender and the Stender family in recognition of Dr. Stender's service as the College of St. Scholastica's ninth president (1975-1981).
Built on the foundation of the Benedictine Values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and love of learning, students in our programs have the opportunity to identify and develop academic concepts through context and practice during field experiences. Our students are provided with the knowledge, skills, literacies and dispositions to meet the changing needs of our communities. Faculty in
our programs combine an academic emphasis on liberal arts with experiential learning to create global leaders with strong professional skills who act with integrity and a strong sense of social responsibility.
Our programs engage students in reflecting on their academic and practical experiences through a lens of social justice. The Stender School of Leadership and Professional Studies also offers a range of certificate options based on courses drawn from our master-level degree programs. Should a student elect to apply for a degree program, courses completed for the certificate can be applied-where appropriate-to satisfying graduation requirements.