WOODLAND PARK, N.J., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®, has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Berkeley College was one of the first colleges in the United States to receive certification by the USDLA, and several Berkeley College faculty and administrators have presented at USDLA workshops. Ms. Goldstein currently serves as Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 2015 USDLA Annual Conference.

"I am honored to be a member of USDLA's Board of Directors," said Ms. Goldstein. "The USDLA strives continuously to bring the very best practices to all online teaching and learning environments."

As a member of the Board of Directors of USDLA, Ms. Goldstein joins an actively involved Board of leaders who represent the fields of technology, public and private education, digital learning platforms, telemedicine and business.

Ms. Goldstein joined Berkeley College in 2003 as the Director of Career Services. She was appointed Campus Operating Officer for Berkeley College Online in January 2007, where she oversees day-to-day operations, finances, student and staff retention, space management, community outreach and expansion.

Prior to joining Berkeley College, Ms. Goldstein worked as a recruiter in the staffing industry for 15 years and holds the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) designation. Ms. Goldstein has also served as a Board Member for the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Goldstein holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and an M.S. in Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is a graduate of several leadership development programs including Leadership Berkeley, Leadership Morris, and Leadership Paterson.

About the USDLA
The USDLA was founded in 1987 on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities via new concepts of the fusion of communication technologies with learning in broad multidiscipline applications. The learning communities that USDLA addresses are: pre K-12, higher education, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training, home schooling and telemedicine. In addition USDLA is also focused on national and international technology based Distance Learning.

About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies in Woodland Park, NJ, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.

Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor's Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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