Martha J. Crawford will be the new dean of the Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) at Sacred Heart University, effective August 5. She has both a business and academic background, having served as senior vice president of Research & Development for several multinational companies (Air Liquide, Areva and L’Oréal) based in France. In those roles, she fostered technological innovation, sponsoring internal innovators, coaching and helping to develop tech startups with VC partners and creating new startups with innovation partners.
College of Nursing's Class of 2018 Celebrates First-Time Pass Rate of 99% on National Council Licensure Exam
June 11, 2019
Nearly all of Sacred Heart University’s class of 2018 nursing students passed the National Council Licensure Exam – Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), the first time they took it resulting in a 99 percent first-time pass rate for the College of Nursing, the highest pass rate in the state. The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam that candidates must pass in order to enter the profession of nursing. Passing the exam results in licensure.
Connecticut Residents Cite Concerns about Increased Living Costs, Sales Taxes
June 7, 2019
Results from a new poll by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, conducted in collaboration with the Hartford Courant, shows many Connecticut residents believe their quality of life remained either “excellent” (19.8 percent) or “good” (40.6 percent), but more than half of residents surveyed (58.7 percent) believe it is “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult” to maintain their standard of living. Their top-reported reasons for this difficulty included increases in state taxes, rising utilities and fuel costs such as electric, gas and oil, and overall increases in the cost of general goods.
Sacred Heart University to host ScaleUP CT Program for Emerging and Growing Companies
June 6, 2019
Sacred Heart University will host ScaleUp CT, an event for growing and emerging companies presented by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) Thursday, June 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at SHU’s University Commons facility. The program will feature a keynote address by Josh Geballe, commissioner of the state Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and various concurrent panel discussions addressing technology, cybersecurity, leadership, international trade and related business opportunities. The panels will be moderated by prominent technology and leadership professionals.
Connecticut Residents Opposed to New Taxes, Except on the Wealthy
May 31, 2019
As Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut lawmakers continue sparring over a new state budget, residents are weighing in on potential new taxes and the Governor’s actions to date. A new poll by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, completed in partnership with the Hartford Courant between May 10 and May 23, involved phone and online contact with 1,000 Connecticut residents, most with strong opinions on taxes, potential new sources of revenue and the Governor’s commitment to address these polarizing issues.