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CHDS Helpline
Phone: 831-656-3829
Fax: 831-656-2619

Heather Issvoran
Director, Strategic Communications
Contract Support for The Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Cell: 831.402.4672
image I applied to this program to be challenged by the Nations' brightest homeland security thinkers and leaders and was not disappointed. Without question, the curriculum, instruction, and support of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) are without peer. The interaction amongst the professors and students goes beyond collegial. There is a passion and dedication exercised by the CHDS team that I have not experienced outside of CHDS. The dedication to excellence, leadership by example, deep and challenging thinking, and the expectation of academic rigor sets a high bar. While the curriculum is rigorous, those who stay the course leave prepared for the academic and leadership challenges ahead. The mix of Federal, State, local, and tribal representatives exposes those without any experience in that particular area to the challenges of that sector of the homeland security community. The intangible benefit is the opportunity to build an enhanced network of learned professionals with a wide spectrum of expertise and knowledge. If there is a program that is as challenging, engaging, and rewarding as the Master’s Program at CHDS, I am unaware of it. I cannot laud this program enough. 

Daniel O'Connor
, Department of Homeland Security
Graduated September 2013

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