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January 2001

Release Date: January 4, 2001

ASU Police Chief Receives Master's Degree Through Joint Criminal Justice Program

Angelo State University Police Chief Marc L. Cossich in December became the first person to receive his master of science in criminal justice administration through a joint program between ASU and the University of Texas-Permian Basin.

Cossich, who holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, received his master's degree during UTPB commencement exercises Dec. 16. The joint master of science in criminal justice administration program allows students enrolled at ASU to take the UTPB course by distance learning and complete the requirements for the degree.

Cossich graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He has been Chief of Police at ASU since 1997.

He holds a Texas Peace Officer License at the master level, the highest level awarded by state law enforcement. He is also a licensed investigative hypnotist.