Sacred Heart University has assumed operations of St. Vincent’s College, effective July 2, merging the valuable resources of two of the region’s longstanding, venerable learning institutions. “Sacred Heart University and St. Vincent’s College are two institutions with a strong Catholic identity and similar missions and core values, and we are confident that joining together will benefit the students in both programs,” said SHU President John J. Petillo.
Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure and promotions to seven faculty members. Additionally, nine other professors earned separate promotions. Tenure was awarded to Tenure awarded to Bernadette Boyle, Colleen Butler-Sweet, Walker K. Hughen, Cara Erdheim Kilgallen, Gordon Purves, Tuvana Rua and William Yousman.
Sacred Heart University’s class of 2022 will be the most academically talented in the history of the 55-year-old University. Continuing its rise as one of the top 10 fastest-growing Catholic universities in America over the last decade (Chronicle of Higher Education), more than 1,550 students have committed to enroll as first-time freshmen at the University in the fall. This represents an 80 percent increase in full-time freshman enrollment dating back to the fall 2012 semester.
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