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Valerie Smith of Princeton to become Swarthmore's first African American president

A Princeton dean and professor of literature and African American studies will lead Swarthmore College when the new academic year begins.

The school announced Saturday that Valerie Smith, 59, would become the 15th president of the 150-year-old institution beginning July 1. She becomes Swarthmore's first African American president.

"I was really struck by the passionate commitment faculty, staff, and students have toward Swarthmore," Smith said, " . . . the level of deep intellectual engagement."

Smith expressed an interest in deepening Swarthmore's interdisciplinary work and increasing the school's ties with its neighbors.

"I would hope to be able to enhance opportunity for engagement with the broader Swarthmore community, with the region, and the city of Philadelphia," she said.

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Valerie Smith of Princeton to become Swarthmore's first African American president

A Princeton dean and professor of literature and African American studies will lead Swarthmore College when the new academic year begins.

The school announced Saturday that Valerie Smith, 59, would become the 15th president of the 150-year-old institution beginning July 1. She becomes Swarthmore's first African American president.

"I was really struck by the passionate commitment faculty, staff, and students have toward Swarthmore," Smith said, " . . . the level of deep intellectual engagement."

Smith expressed an interest in deepening Swarthmore's interdisciplinary work and increasing the school's ties with its neighbors.

"I would hope to be able to enhance opportunity for engagement with the broader Swarthmore community, with the region, and the city of Philadelphia," she said.

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Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., Named 29th President of La Salle University

From a La Salle University Press Release:

First Female President in 152-Year History

La Salle University, established through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, and known for its academic excellence, practical teaching, and devotion to students, today announced the appointment of Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., as its 29th President. Hanycz is currently Principal (a Canadian equivalent of President) of Brescia University College in London, Ontario, Canada. An accomplished attorney and administrative leader as well as a devout Roman Catholic, Hanycz will be the first layperson—and first woman—to serve as President in a non-interim capacity in the 152-year history of La Salle University.

Today’s historic appointment was announced by William R. Sautter, ’71, Chair of La Salle’s Board of Trustees.

“This is a pivotal moment in La Salle’s history,” Sautter said. “We are very pleased and excited to name Dr. Hanycz as the next President of La Salle University. She is an innovative academic leader with an impressive record as an agent of positive change. She is ideally suited to maximize La Salle’s potential while continuing to honor our distinctive mission and values.”

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Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., Named 29th President of La Salle University

From a La Salle University Press Release:

First Female President in 152-Year History

La Salle University, established through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, and known for its academic excellence, practical teaching, and devotion to students, today announced the appointment of Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., as its 29th President. Hanycz is currently Principal (a Canadian equivalent of President) of Brescia University College in London, Ontario, Canada. An accomplished attorney and administrative leader as well as a devout Roman Catholic, Hanycz will be the first layperson—and first woman—to serve as President in a non-interim capacity in the 152-year history of La Salle University.

Today’s historic appointment was announced by William R. Sautter, ’71, Chair of La Salle’s Board of Trustees.

“This is a pivotal moment in La Salle’s history,” Sautter said. “We are very pleased and excited to name Dr. Hanycz as the next President of La Salle University. She is an innovative academic leader with an impressive record as an agent of positive change. She is ideally suited to maximize La Salle’s potential while continuing to honor our distinctive mission and values.”

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Widener University President Accepts University of San Diego Post

Press release from Widener University:

Widener University President James T. Harris III, who transformed Widener into one of the nation’s leading universities for civic engagement in his 13 years as president, announced to the Board of Trustees on Thursday that he is resigning his post at the end of July to become president of the University of San Diego effective August 1.

Dr. Harris, who became the ninth president of Widener in July 2002, took a respected regional university and transformed it into a national leader, recognized by the Carnegie Foundation, Washington Monthly, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for helping to strengthen the communities it serves through community service, economic development, service learning, and unique education partnerships.

“It has been my honor and privilege to work with Dr. Harris for the past 13 years as a member of the Widener Board of Trustees and as a proud alumnus of this institution,” said John Tilelli, chair of the Widener Board of Trustees, who communicated Harris’s resignation to the university community earlier today. “During that time, I have witnessed the transformation of Widener in terms of its academic profile, reputation, student leadership, physical campus, and relationship to the community.  Dr. Harris’ leadership has also attracted a whole tier of exceptionally dedicated faculty and administrators who want to be part of the inclusive transformation he has ignited at Widener.”

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Widener University President Accepts University of San Diego Post

Press release from Widener University:

Widener University President James T. Harris III, who transformed Widener into one of the nation’s leading universities for civic engagement in his 13 years as president, announced to the Board of Trustees on Thursday that he is resigning his post at the end of July to become president of the University of San Diego effective August 1.

Dr. Harris, who became the ninth president of Widener in July 2002, took a respected regional university and transformed it into a national leader, recognized by the Carnegie Foundation, Washington Monthly, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for helping to strengthen the communities it serves through community service, economic development, service learning, and unique education partnerships.

“It has been my honor and privilege to work with Dr. Harris for the past 13 years as a member of the Widener Board of Trustees and as a proud alumnus of this institution,” said John Tilelli, chair of the Widener Board of Trustees, who communicated Harris’s resignation to the university community earlier today. “During that time, I have witnessed the transformation of Widener in terms of its academic profile, reputation, student leadership, physical campus, and relationship to the community.  Dr. Harris’ leadership has also attracted a whole tier of exceptionally dedicated faculty and administrators who want to be part of the inclusive transformation he has ignited at Widener.”

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AICUP Featured Photos

AICUP President Don Francis and Vice President of Government Relations Mary Young attended a recent meeting at York College with President Pamela Gunter-Smith, Director of Corporate and Government Relations Jeff Vermeulen, Dean of College Advancement Daniel Helwig, and State Rep. Stan Saylor (R-94). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the meeting, the group discussed pending legislation and the Ready to Succeed Scholarship program. For more information about the scholarship program, please visit the Pennsylvania Alliance for Student Support website.

 

 

 

 

 

AICUP Featured Photos

AICUP President Don Francis and Vice President of Government Relations Mary Young attended a recent meeting at York College with President Pamela Gunter-Smith, Director of Corporate and Government Relations Jeff Vermeulen, Dean of College Advancement Daniel Helwig, and State Rep. Stan Saylor (R-94). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the meeting, the group discussed pending legislation and the Ready to Succeed Scholarship program. For more information about the scholarship program, please visit the Pennsylvania Alliance for Student Support website.

 

 

 

 

 

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Solid academics, experiences in college lead to engaging careers, personal well-being

By Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University

Life in college matters, according to the recent “Great Jobs, Great Lives’’ Gallup-Purdue University study.

I know that is a rather simple statement, but when you boil down the essence of a college education — the overall experience is just as vital as the rigor of the academic programs and the engagement of the career placement office. Just as in life, experiences — both good and bad — shape the student today and the person who appears years down the road. The same holds true professionally.

A meaningful college experience is not the same for every student, nor should it be. That’s why colleges and universities around the world offer myriads of academic programs, extracurricular and cocurricular activities, campus settings, athletics, off-campus learning and service opportunities. Although similar in purpose, no two colleges are the same. The same is true for students.

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Solid academics, experiences in college lead to engaging careers, personal well-being

By Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University

Life in college matters, according to the recent “Great Jobs, Great Lives’’ Gallup-Purdue University study.

I know that is a rather simple statement, but when you boil down the essence of a college education — the overall experience is just as vital as the rigor of the academic programs and the engagement of the career placement office. Just as in life, experiences — both good and bad — shape the student today and the person who appears years down the road. The same holds true professionally.

A meaningful college experience is not the same for every student, nor should it be. That’s why colleges and universities around the world offer myriads of academic programs, extracurricular and cocurricular activities, campus settings, athletics, off-campus learning and service opportunities. Although similar in purpose, no two colleges are the same. The same is true for students.

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Did You Know?

 

Top Origins of First-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Migrating to Pennsylvania to Attend a College or University, Fall 2012

 Rank  State  Students
 1  New Jersey  9,521
 2  New York  5,392
 3  Foreign Countries  3,497
 4  Maryland  2,914
 5  Ohio  1,439
 6  California  1,340
 7  Connecticut  1,280
 8  Massachusetts  1,165
 9  Virginia  1,004
 10  Delaware  731

 

In the fall of 2012, a total of 33,673 students traveled to Pennsylvania from other states or from overseas to enroll in a college or university located here. Of those 33,673 students migrating to Pennsylvania, 68 percent enrolled in a private college or university.

Did You Know?

 

Top Origins of First-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Migrating to Pennsylvania to Attend a College or University, Fall 2012

 Rank  State  Students
 1  New Jersey  9,521
 2  New York  5,392
 3  Foreign Countries  3,497
 4  Maryland  2,914
 5  Ohio  1,439
 6  California  1,340
 7  Connecticut  1,280
 8  Massachusetts  1,165
 9  Virginia  1,004
 10  Delaware  731

 

In the fall of 2012, a total of 33,673 students traveled to Pennsylvania from other states or from overseas to enroll in a college or university located here. Of those 33,673 students migrating to Pennsylvania, 68 percent enrolled in a private college or university.

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