President's Report 2011
I am pleased to present the 2010-11 President's Report in which many of the University's accomplishments are highlighted. Millersville University continues to be a strong, vital institution. I believe that you will find in this report some inspiring examples of how University faculty and staff have transitioned challenges into amazing opportunities.
The Millersville spirit of confident cooperation is alive and well, though it's been a challenging time for all of us. Since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, Millersville University has experienced a 21.5% drop in State Appropriations. State funding levels are lower now than when the System was created in 1982. However, our search for creative solutions and entrepreneurial opportunities allows us to be proactive in providing our students an educational opportunity that is second to none. Some highlights of the past year include:
- Unveiling The Ware Center at 42 N. Prince Street – the Center was named in recognition of Paul and Judy Ware's philanthropic support of higher education, the Lancaster community and Millersville University.
- Developing a new undergraduate program in middle-level education by Millersville's Professional Education Unit and making major revisions to all teacher preparation programs to meet the requirements of Chapter 49-2
- Announcing a new Interdisciplinary Professional Science Master's Program: the MS in Integrated Scientific Applications (MS-ISA) to meet evolving workforce needs
- Changing how we prepare high school teachers through a revolutionary student teaching program in the School of Education.
You will be able to see our accomplishments through the University's six strategic directions.
- We will offer students academic programs of national distinction.
- We will nurture a passion for learning and growth among all members of the university community.
- We will foster an appreciation of the liberal arts as vital for success in today's society and as the foundation of all disciplines and professions.
- We will help all members of our university community to grow by exposing them to a diversity of people and ideas.
- We will prepare students to embrace the challenges of life and civic leadership.
- And, we will act as responsible stewards in growing and managing our resources.
I take great pride in sharing with you the President's Report for 2010-11.
Francine G. McNairy
President, Millersville University