...he got his degree on his own timeline.
For most police officers, chasing criminals is a lot easier than chasing down free time. So when Pensacola (Fla.) police officer Greg Gordon decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree, he wanted to make sure time would not be too much of an issue.
“Schedule was a big factor for me in pursuing a degree from Columbia Southern University,” the 11-year veteran officer said. “The ease that I had to access all my materials and my professors was the No. 1 factor in my decision.”
Gordon, who graduated in 2009 with an online business degree, added that his educational journey with CSU was great because he was able to work on his own timeline. “And the staff has been great. They have always been there to answer my questions,” he said.
He credits his CSU online bachelor’s degree with opening doors and providing opportunities. “I have been able to apply for jobs on the federal level since I received my degree,” Gordon explained. “At the Pensacola Police Department, I also qualified to take promotional exams for sergeant, lieutenant and captain positions. My degree has opened many doors that I would still be knocking on if I had not pursued higher education at CSU.”
Since beginning his education with CSU, more doors have opened for Jones. In fact, his college credits have already earned him a promotion to staff sergeant.
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