History of the College of Business

2014 MBA concentrations in ManagementInformation 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 PASSHEgrant
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 byAACSB 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 theEconomics 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 individualswho provide financial support
to the College of Business
1983 Shippensburg State College became Shippensburg University and the
School of Business became theCollege of Business
1981 Undergraduate degree programs in the School of Business received
national accreditationfrom AACSB International
The Center for Management and Economics was renamed the Harry
Rankin Frehn Center forManagement
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 ofShippensburg State College
1937 Business Education Program approved