Welcome to Shippensburg University.
again I have the honor to serve Shippensburg University as its interim
president. As a proud Ship alumnus, I have experienced first-hand the support
and encouragement the university provides to help students succeed. As a member
of the university administration since 1995 I have seen how the entire campus
works jointly to ensure our commitment to students remains strong.
That commitment has resulted in many
successes as well as the continued enhancement of the Ship experience. For
- Shippensburg was named a top university in the North once again by U.S.
News & World Report and its programs were named among the best of their
kind. The John L. Grove College of Business received recognition as one of the
best undergraduate business programs, and the university’s social work program
was listed in the Best Graduate Schools nationally.
- The first cohort to benefit from the University’s Scholarships for
Educational Achievement for students interested in acquiring a degree in
science, engineering, technology, or mathematics (SEA-STEM) will start this
- The Shippensburg University Foundation is in the public phase of its $45
million campaign Charting the Course,
Lighting the Way. The campaign is the largest private fundraising effort
in the Foundation’s history and the highest goal for charitable private sector
dollars among the 14 PASSHE universities. To date, the campaign has raised
nearly $29 million. These funds will have an important and long-lasting impact
on our students and the university.
- Military Times EDGE recognized Shippensburg in
its list of Best
for Vets: Colleges 2013, ranking the university forty-fourth
out of 300 four-
year colleges and universities. Last year, the university
opened the Veterans Resource Center in the Ceddia Union Building.
- SUTV, our student-operated campus television station,
received an Emmy in the College
Production-Sports Category and members of WSYC, the student-operated radio
station, were nominated for a College Radio Award in the category of “Best Use
of Limited Resources.”
- Students in the John L. Grove College of Business also earned
honors. Enactus, formerly the Students in Free Enterprise club, won the
regional championship at the 2013 Enactus Regional Competition in Baltimore
while four students won the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management
Northeast Regional Case Competition.
- Our student-athletes continue to excel winning conference titles and
even national honors. Bre White was named the 2012 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division
II Field Hockey Player of the Year and football player Zach Zulli earned the
Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. In
addition, a number of teams, including cross country, field hockey and football,
represented Ship in NCAA regional and/or national competitions.
are but a few of the exciting programs and opportunities at the university. I
hope that after you look at our website, you come visit campus to experience
the true spirit of Ship.
Jody Harpster, Ph.D.