Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome back to all our students!

Every summer seems to fly by faster than the one before it. I hope you enjoyed the warm weather and had an opportunity to refresh, recharge, and have some fun.

I'm delighted to report that this fall marks the largest enrollment in Post University's history. Our main campus is home to more than 800 traditional college students and we now have more than 7,500 students taking classes through our online Accelerated Degree Programs.

Although I've been a part of the Post University community for more than seven years as Chancellor and CEO, I'm looking forward to taking an even more hands-on and visible role in helping students achieve their personal and professional goals through higher education as the University's new president.

I take the investment you're making in your education personally, and want to be sure we're doing everything we can to support you throughout your years at Post University. After all, you shouldn't be the only one making an investment in your education.

By continually improving our academic offerings, hiring talented faculty who have both academic credentials and years of professional experience in the fields they teach, and expanding the student support services that are available to each and every student, we're making an investment in your success as well!

For those of you on our Waterbury campus, the improvements we're making to our campus are evident -- residence hall renovations, a new athletic field, new walkways, and a beautiful new pond area.

Beyond these more noticeable improvements, we're also expanding our academic support services. Just this week, we launched a 24/7 online tutoring service to add to the academic assistance already available to our students through the Writing Center, Learning Center, and library.

In addition, we've recently added a new certificate program and concentration in higher education administration to our Master of Education program.

As you can see, there are a lot of positive things happening at Post University. To learn more, take a look at a recent press release we issued about the start of our new academic year.

Welcome back to all our students!



Post University Prepares to Welcome Students Back to Campus this Weekend

WATERBURY, Conn.--When Post University's main campus students descend on campus for the start of the fall semester this weekend, they will see a campus transformed, and not because of Hurricane Irene.

In addition to the installation of a new state-of-the art, synthetic, multi-purpose turf field and softball field, which should be ready for use within a couple of weeks, the University has completely renovated the interior of one of its residence halls, installed new roofs on four other residence halls, and made many other improvements to campus grounds and facilities.

Students also will be welcomed by a new Post University president this fall. With the recent departure of Ron Ogrodnik who left to pursue other opportunities, the Post University Board of Trustees appointed Tom Samph, Ph.D., president. Dr. Samph, who joined Post in 2004 as Chancellor and CEO, has led the positive transformation of a University that has been a part of Waterbury's history for more than 120 years.

"In addition to improvements to our academic programs and student support services, we're investing more than $5 million in our campus to provide a welcoming and comfortable home away from home for our students," said Samph.

The University will welcome nearly 350 incoming freshmen to its Waterbury campus this fall, and expects the largest overall campus enrollment in the University's history. It also continues to see significant growth in its online student population as more and more working adults seek to earn college degrees while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Along with growth in its student population, Post University also has hired hundreds of new employees. "It's gratifying to be a consistent source of good-paying jobs at a time when career opportunities for area residents are scarce," said Samph.

About Post University

Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 8,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.