Morristown, N.J. (August 21, 2017) – When students return to campus this fall, they'll notice significant changes – from facilities upgrades to new program offerings and new faculty members.
"These renovations will continue to enhance the College of Saint Elizabeth's commitment to offering a well-rounded education for all students," says Dr. Helen J. Streubert, president of CSE. "CSE is dedicated to innovation and is excited to use these upgrades to further the mission and values of the Sisters of Charity."
Campus improvements begin with a re-design of the first floor of Mahoney Library to accommodate the Conklin Academic Success Center (CASC) and better study space. New computers and tables were installed to help students, with a variety of different learning styles, become actively engaged in their education. From workshops on study skills and learning strategies to one-on-one and small group tutoring, the CASC is committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning.
Students in both residence halls will enjoy their share of upgrades – O'Connor's showers were renovated and new lighting, air conditioning and carpeting were installed in Founders.
In the academic area, three new undergraduate programs and five new graduate programs will be offered, and several new faculty members will begin teaching this fall. New undergraduate programs include bachelor's degrees in computer software engineering, sports management and marketing, and social work. Careers in all three of these fields are expected to grow exponentially within the next decade.
On the graduate side, a new track in the doctoral program in education, Ed.D., will focus on preparing leaders; and master's programs will begin in Applied Behavior Analysis, Data Analytics, Public Health, and Social Media Management and Design.
Three new faculty members will be joining the current faculty, including Dr. Ralph Frasca, who will chair the communications department, Dr. Medea Valdez, who is the interim STEM chair, and Diana Tyson, who will be a new business and health administration instructor.
Frasca comes to CSE from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., where he chaired the school of communication and the arts. Valdez is the former executive director for the school of physician assistant studies at Kean University, in Union, N.J., and Tyson comes to the College after teaching assignments in the business schools at both Rutgers and Centenary University.
With improvements to the campus, new faculty and undergraduate programs, this academic year is shaping up to be the best one yet.