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Moravian College announces partnership with Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

The partnership will allow CIU 20 employees and stakeholders to take advantage of discounts on college’s HR Specialization programs

BETHLEHEM, PA, April 29, 2020: Today, Moravian College announced a partnership with Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 (CIU 20) to offer CIU 20 employees and stakeholders across the IU 20 region; including 13 public school districts, nonpublic schools, and charter schools discounted tuition and access to the Human Resource Specializations offered by Moravian College.  CIU 20 provides educational support to 79,000 public school children in Northampton, Monroe, and Pike Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania.  

 “CIU 20 and Moravian have been discussing this partnership for some time and with the agreement now signed, we’re thrilled to begin working with their dedicated public school employees,” commented Dr. Katie P. Desiderio, assistant vice president, Corporate-Educational Partnerships at Moravian College. “The HR in Public Schools certificate is the first of its kind and ensures they can earn critical continuing education through a trusted partner.”

Through this partnership, Moravian College can provide access to CIU 20 employees interested in the human resource specialization programs, generate revenue for CIU 20 via a revenue share agreement and waive the application fee and online course fee for their employees, and others in the IU 20 region, enrolling in the programs.

Media contacts:
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Julie Eates
Coordinator of Public Relations & Marketing 

Moravian College
Michael Corr
Director of Marketing and Communications

About Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 (CIU 20) is one of 29 intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania.  CIU 20 serves 13 school districts and 3 career and technical centers in Northampton, Monroe, and Pike Counties. As one of the community’s largest employers and contributors, the 1,500 full and part-time staff at CIU 20 provides direct and indirect services to 79,000 public school children; 9,000 non-public school children; and 7,000 professional staff in our service region of 1,200 square miles. Visit to learn more.

About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.