History of the College of Business

2017

  • Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation dedicated
  • Health Care MBA concentration and graduate certificate programs established
  • Finance/Personal Financial Planning Program accepted into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

2016

  • AACSB International accreditation reaffirmed for BSBA and MBA degree programs
  • Brad E. Hollinger Stock Trading Room dedicated
  • BSBA Degree with a major and minor in Entrepreneurship established
  • SAP Student Recognition Award Certificate Program established
  • John L. Grove College of Business celebrates success on three levels:
    80 years of teaching business
    45 years since the College of Business was established
    35 years the business programs maintained the AACSB accreditation

2015

  • Finance MBA concentration and graduate certificate programs established
  • Investment Management Program begins to offer four $1,000 student scholarships
  • Leuphana University in Germany Exchange Program established

2014

  • MBA concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management established

2013

  • Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management and Logistics graduate certificate programs established

2012

2011

  • John L. Grove College of Business celebrates success on three levels:
    75 years of teaching business
    40 years since the College of Business was established
    30 years the business programs maintained the AACSB accreditation
  • AACSB International accreditation reaffirmed for BSBA and MBA programs
  • MBA program expands to serve York and East Stroudsburg University
  • Executive Volunteer Connector Service ( EVCS) established

2010

  • Dr. John G. Kooti appointed to the position of dean
  • La Rochelle International Business School Exchange Program in France was established

2009

  • Dr. Anthony S. Winter appointed as interim dean for one year
  • Wroclaw University Exchange Program in Poland was established
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Center established through 3-year PASSHE grant

2008

  • MBA program expands from Shippensburg University and the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg to also serve the Hanover area

2007

  • AACSB accreditation reaffirmed for business programs
  • MBA program receives AACSB accreditation
  • Small Business Development Center established

2006

  • John L. Grove College of Business celebrates success on three levels:
    70 years of teaching business
    35 years since the College of Business was established
    25 years the business programs maintained the AACSB accreditation

2005

  • Soon Chun Hyang University Exchange Program in South Korea was established

2004

  • First class MBA students graduated in May 2004
  • First courses offered through the University's Distance Education Program

2002

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) program established
  • New undergraduate business core curriculum introduced

2001

  • Dr. Stephen J. Holoviak appointed to the position of dean
  • New business minor approved for non-business majors

1999

  • Dr. Stephen J. Holoviak served two years as interim dean

1998

  • Dr. Donna Mortilla served one year as interim dean

1997

  • Grove Hall dedicated and open for business

1996

  • Aarhus School of Business Exchange Program in Denmark was established

1995

  • Ground breaking ceremonies for Grove Hall held on February 3
  • The John L. Grove College of Business again received reaffirmation of accreditation of its programs by AACSB International

1993

  • The College was renamed the John L. Grove College of Business at dedication ceremonies on April 8, 1993

1992

  • Dr. James A. Pope appointed to the position of dean of the College

1991

  • Dean Joseph Hunt stepped down as dean of the College of Business to become a member of the Economics faculty
  • Dr. Ruth Armstrong served one year as interim dean

1987

  • MBA program phase-out began

1986

1984

  • The College of Business Associates Program was developed to recognize the firms and individuals who provide financial support to the College of Business

1983

  • Shippensburg State College became Shippensburg University and the School of Business became the College of Business

1981

  • Undergraduate degree programs in the School of Business received national accreditation from AACSB International
  • The Center for Management and Economics was renamed the Harry Rankin Frehn Center for Management
  • Dr. Joseph Hunt appointed as dean

1979

  • Dr. Joseph Hunt appointed to serve as interim dean

1977

  • Dr. James Robinson appointed to serve as dean

1975

  • Dr. Myron Gable served two years as interim dean
  • The Center for Management and Economics was started

1973

  • Ephraim P. Smith selected to be the first dean of the School of Business

1972

  • Business Internship Program established

1971

  • The School of Business is founded
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is established

1967

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program is begun

1962

  • Master's degree program in Business Education is created

1938

  • Concentration in Business Education is offered within the Teacher Education program of Shippensburg State College

1937

  • Business Education Program approved