SU awards first doctoral degree

Shippensburg University awarded its first doctoral degree on Feb. 23.

Jolinda Wilson was awarded her doctorate degree in educational leadership. The program is offered in partnership with Millersville University. It focuses on poverty, digital learning and the need for school administrators who have the skills to lead adapt to a changing educational environment, according to an SU news release.

Wilson defended her dissertation, “An Analysis of the Impact of the Local Effort Capacity Index on Fiscal Equity Principles in the Pennsylvania Basic Education Formula.” The topic of the dissertation was adoption of the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding formula in 2016, and the ways it allowed school districts to receive money from the state for general subsidy purposes, according to the press release.

Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in science and business administration from SU and master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. She is currently the chief financial and support services officer at Greencastle-Antrtim School District, according to the news release.

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