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Dear School of Professional and Continuing Studies Student,

Welcome! My name is Matt Hlinak, and I am the Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies and Special Initiatives at Dominican University. This is an exciting time to be a part of SPCS. Our Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies is the first online bachelor's program at Dominican and the first on ground program offered on Triton College's campus under a University Center partnership agreement. We have already graduated a number of students who began with us early on in the program delivery! Our second degree program at the undergraduate level is a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, which is online and also offered on ground at Triton College in River Grove.  Our Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution brings together faculty members from a wide range of disciplines in an innovative low-residency format.

You are here to advance in your careers, to further your knowledge and to take on the challenge of a rigorous academic program. The other members of the faculty and I are here to hold the career ladder steady for you as you climb to the top and to teach you and challenge you, but to also learn from and be challenged by you. Adult learning is a group enterprise and a lifelong process. I encourage you to build the relationships and habits now that will carry you through this journey.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by my office to introduce yourself. I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. I’m looking forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


Matthew J. Hlinak, JD
Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies
and Special Initiatives