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PROFILES

"Our goal is to construct curricula so they are prepared for their career when they
graduate and what that career could be in another 20 years." -Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, president

Investing in the Future

BY STAYING CONNECTED TO STUDENTS, SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY
INSPIRES THEM TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOP SKILLS BY COMBINING
PROFESSIONAL AND LIBERAL ARTS LEARNING.
>SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY
// Shenandoah University in Virginia is
comprised of 3,800 undergraduate and
graduate students, and offers 90 programs
of study.

-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]

BY STEPHANIE CRETS

Shenandoah University has gone
through a series of transitions since
its founding in 1875. The university
moved to its current location in 1960
in Winchester, Va., and evolved from a
conservatory to a full-fledged university
in 1991 with more than 90 programs
across seven schools. Shenandoah
University's focus since then has been to
lead the way in terms of programming,
academics and facilities, along with
creating a sense of culture and school

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spirit throughout the institution. These
goals continue to succeed thanks to the
leadership of the university's 16th president, Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, who took
the helm in July 2008.
Fitzsimmons leads a university
comprised of 3,800 undergraduate
and graduate students and found the
position as president to be a natural fit.
She says she fell in love with teaching
when she was in graduate school and
eventually became a professor, teach-

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Shenandoah University
www.su.edu
Operating Budget: $90 million
Headquarters: Winchester, Va.
Employees: 439 faculty members, 933 total
staff
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ing courses on disaster relief, world
politics and Latin American politics,
among many others. "When I was a professor, I ended up doing a lot of admin-


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