Shippensburg University President Charles Patterson announced multiple items of interest to the SU community at the Jan. 27 public meeting of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees, held in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB).
Patterson said he had spoken to the trustees prior to the public meeting about making updates to the Franklin Science Center, Henderson Gymnasium and the engineering lab and efforts on campus to convert the Old Main annex into a university welcome center.
Patterson also announced that he had updated the trustees about renovating Kriner Hall in order to house the Charles H. Diller Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation, the Mr. and Mrs. Milton K. Morgan III Makerspace and the Small Business Development Center.
SU’s exercise science program was also mentioned by Patterson; the department recently received its initial accreditation status as a result of a peer-reviewed accreditation process.
“I want to join President Patterson in congratulating our exercise science department on their first-time accreditation,” interim provost of the Division of Academic Affairs Nicole Hill said. “This is really a testament to the hard work and dedication and curricular rigor of our faculty and staff and students.”
Hill discussed the current ranking of SU’s online Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, saying SU’s program is ranked 132 out of 344 online MBA programs. “This again is an example of the quality online business education that we’re providing at Shippensburg University Grove College of Business,” Hill stated.
Hill also mentioned that the pass rate for the University 101 course improved 9% for the fall 2022 semester, which gets it back to the pass rate level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next public meeting of the Council of Trustees will be held on March 24.