Waynesburg University to host former CIA officer and CIA recruitment event

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b2ap3_thumbnail_2-26-CIA-Dujmovic.jpgThis week, Waynesburg University offers unique opportunities for students to learn more about careers with the CIA.

Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program hosted Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic, a former intelligence officer for the CIA, Monday, Feb. 26.

Dr. Dujmovic, who currently serves as visiting assistant professor of politics and director of the Intelligence Studies Program at The Catholic University of America, spoke to students in specific criminal justice courses and addressed more than 100 students in an evening lecture.

“Dr. Dujmovic’s impressive service, career work and historical knowledge of the CIA’s casework and intelligence gathering is invaluable information to introduce to our criminal justice students,” said James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice and director of security operations and emergency management. “It was particularly beneficial for our students who have an interest in intelligence gathering and analysis, counter-terrorism or homeland security.”

While employed at the CIA, Dr. Dujmovic was a speechwriter for the director of central intelligence, editor of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) and manager of analysts working on Southeast Asian issues.

Additionally, he was a member of the CIA history staff, where he served on the editorial board of the Journal Studies in Intelligence and directed the Oral History program. Much of his historical work with the CIA was classified, but his unclassified work on agency operations, culture and historiography has appeared in various books and journals.

“Dr. Dujmovic provided Waynesburg’s criminal justice students with a unique perspective and valuable insight as a highly trained expert into a secretive U.S. Intelligence Agency that most people do not have access to,” said Tanda.

Dr. Dujmovic’s visit will be followed by a March 1 on-campus recruitment event with representatives from the CIA. The event will offer students an information question and answer session and networking sessions with CIA officers. Separate one-on-one sessions will be held for pre-selected students.

In addition to Waynesburg University, students from Bethany College, Carlow University, Chatham University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Geneva College, Grove City College, La Roche College, Penn State Fayette, Robert Morris University, Seton Hill University, Saint Vincent College, Washington & Jefferson College, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Westminster College, will attend the event.

Waynesburg criminal justice administration majors have a history of earning a number of posts with federal agencies. Recent graduates have been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Secret Service and United States Customs and Border Patrol.

“Our criminal justice program continues to expand its curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level to include high-level intelligence courses which expose our students to twenty-first century national security challenges and careers in the federal government,” added Tanda.

For the second consecutive year, Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program was nationally recognized as a best value in the 2018 College Factual “Best Colleges Nationwide” rankings published by USA Today. The program placed in the top 5 percent, ranking No. 12 out of 382 similar school programs in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice Administration Program, visit www.waynesburg.edu/cja.

For more information about the recruitment event, contact Marie Coffman at 724-852-3399 or mcoffman@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu