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POST RECEIVES NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES RE-ACCREDITATION

Post University Chief Executive Officer Tom Samph, Ph.D., announced on October 17th the receipt of Post University's final re-accreditation letter from the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The letter not only reaffirmed Post's accreditation, but also informed Post that it has been granted general authority to offer programs at the master’s degree level, and confirmed the accreditation of the school’s new Healthcare M.B.A. and Master of Science in Accounting programs.

.The NEASC evaluation process is constant, and in the Spring of 2017, NEASC will expect a report from Post covering our anticipated growth, our assessment results and the composition of our board. In 2019 we will prepare and submit our five-year interim report. Our next comprehensive visit is scheduled for 2024.

Noting another major milestone for Post University in 2015, the NEASC report stated, "As the University prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, its committed owners, passionate Board, respected leadership team, and dedicated faculty and staff can take pride in its success over the previous decade to become a 'thriving' institution, and to have confidence in its ability to continue its institutional development as a student-focused, career-driven University."

The NEASC Commission found Post to be "substantially in compliance" with its Standards for Accreditation, and the report noted with praise the institution's accomplishments, including:
  • The "positive faculty culture of scholar-practitioners committed to the achievement of its students", and "providing consistency across programs offered in different modalities"
  • "The establishment of a Graduate Studies Committee as part of the institution’s governance structure and the use of Program Advisory boards"
  • The "stability of the Post University Board of Trustees as a strength in providing continuity and a common vision during the past decade of rapid growth and return to financial stability"
  • The demonstrated "capacity to offer master’s degree programs at an acceptable level of quality"

Post University has been accredited by NEASC through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education since 1972.


ALUMNI SURVEY COMING TO YOUR INBOX SOON

In the early weeks of November, an important email will be coming your way. Post University is preparing its first alumni survey in years, and hopes to capture information about our graduates this fall and every fall thereafter.

We hope you will take the time to complete the survey and return your responses.

As a Post graduate, you are not only our past...you are our future! Post University relies on its alumni to help provide internship opportunities for its current students, and to share your success stories in the hopes of enrolling future students. We strive to build stronger relationships with alumni to receive feedback which will help shape our future program offerings, to learn what we can do to assist you with your future higher education needs, and to keep track of your employment and job placement statistics.

Our first annual survey will be heading your way soon, to the same email address at which you receive this newsletter. Help spread the word! If you know alumni not receiving this newsletter, ask them to visit http://www.post.edu/maincampus/alumni.shtml to fill out the Alumni Update Form.


THE NEW POST UNIVERSITY HALL OF FAME – HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE HISTORY!

.Plans are underway for "the event of the season," The Post University 125th Anniversary Gala & Hall of Fame Induction scheduled for April 9, 2015 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn. As The Post administration ramps up preparations for the University's Quasquicentennial celebration, teams of committee members are being enlisted to bring a very special party to life. And you can help!

To honor "the best of the best" among Post University alumni, faculty and staff, and University supporters, Post is creating a new Hall of Fame. Its first inductees will be celebrated at the Gala. Nominations will open in November, and members of the Post community and of the Greater Waterbury area will have the chance to submit names and nomination forms to the Hall of Fame committee. Soon, we'll be asking you to nominate those you feel have served Post University well, or have made their alma mater proud.

And here's another way you can make this event a success. Our Silent Auction committee will begin soliciting donations of items to be sold to the highest bidder during the event, as a fundraiser for the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Scholarship Fund established through the Connecticut Community Foundation. We're seeking donations of goods and services, so if you are part of an organization able to make a donation to our Silent Auction table, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Committee Chairperson Marya DiPerna (mdiperna@post.edu) to donate gift certificates, prize baskets, event tickets or other items we may put on the table for bidding.

Save the Date! April 9, 2015, promises to provide an evening's entertainment not to be missed! Tickets will go on sale in March 2015.



STAY CONNECTED . . . .

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: OMAR ANDUJAR
.When I started out on my journey at Post University, I hoped earning a graduate degree would help me achieve my career goals. The MBA I earned in August 2010 did not just make my goals more attainable; it allowed me to take my career to the next level.

Pursuing an MBA was a longtime personal and professional goal of mine. After considering several options, I was attracted to the MBA program with a concentration in Corporate Innovation offered at Post. The program struck the right balance between exploring the business and creative sides of change management and the skills needed to lead all types of organizations. The online MBA program provided me with the maximum flexibility to complete my coursework without having to sacrifice time away from my career or my family. The convenient location of Post also made it possible to take advantage of campus resources and meet face-to-face with program faculty.

To read more of Omar Andujar's Post Experience, click HERE.


IN THE NEWS
» Chris Szpryngel, Acting Dean of the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, shared some examples of the well-meaning but often Not so good advice young professionals receive as they begin their careers, in a piece for Summit Daily newspaper. This article was syndicated to the News-Review and the Richmond Times Dispatch.
» President Don Mroz, Ph.D., shared insights on how taking a step back and recharging can boost productivity, in an October article in Entrepreneur entitled The secret to increased productivity: Taking time off.
» An announcement on Post's new Emergency Management & Homeland Security degree, beginning in January 2015, ran on Business Wire.
» Chris Szpryngel's first blog post, entitled Implementing an innovative mentorship program in your organization, was posted on Wired.com’s Innovation Insights page.

ALUMNI UPDATES
» Visit the Alumni site

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Post would love to hear what YOU'VE been doing since graduation. We love to share alumni stories, and hope to hear from graduates of every past decade during our 125th anniversary year. We even found our oldest living graduate, 101 year-old Helena Distefano Summa, and featured her story on FuturePost. Contact Dan DeBlasio (ddeblasio@post.edu), Post's Social Media Associate, and let us know where life has taken you!

Do you have news to share about a wedding, birth, new job, or promotion? Tell us what you're up to by sending an email to alumni@post.edu.

Comments or questions? Email alumni@post.edu.