History of the College of Business

 

 
   
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  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
Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise ( CEFE) established
Ship MBA online program established
2011  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  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
AACSB accreditation reaffirmed for business programs
MBA program receives AACSB accreditation
Small Business Development Center established
2006  Twenty-fifth anniversary of 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  The College of Business is reaccredited by AACSB International  
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