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Alumni Association to host SGPP Alumni Conversations

January 12, 2021

Newsletters>Cardinal Update

The Alumni Association has hosted over 50 virtual events since April 2020. Starting this month, a new virtual event called SGPP Alumni Conversations will be added. At these events, alumni from our Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP) will be invited to share their thoughts about education, careers, and more. The idea is to connect current and prospective SGPP students, alumni, faculty, and staff in thought-provoking discussions and shared experiences.

Please join us for the first session 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, featuring guest Shawn L. Williams D’19, who has worked for over 15 years in law enforcement, with police departments in Kansas City, Bloomington, and Minneapolis. During his last two years with the Minneapolis Police Department, Dr. Williams was the lead trainer, responsible for developing and presenting curriculum to over 200 pre-service and 800 in-service police officers. He began his Saint Mary’s journey in 2014. Dr. Williams is an assistant professor and professional peace officer coordinator at St. Cloud State University. Dr. Williams will share his unique vantage point from police officer to professor of criminal justice and discuss how Saint Mary’s played an integral role in his career.

Register and read additional information.