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Since joining Post University in 2004, I’ve had the good fortune to get to know Gary Post, grandson of Post University founder Harold C. Post and President of the Post College Foundation. Gary and his family are the reason Post University exists today, and listening to Gary speak about the University’s 122-year history is as enjoyable as it is inspiring. As we plan for the future, a look back at the past is a welcome reminder of where we’ve been and where we hope to go. After all, our history is the foundation for our future.

In a recent audio interview recorded on our Waterbury campus, Gary discussed the University’s growth from a one-building school in downtown Waterbury to our current-day, 58-acre campus in one of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods. He shared personal stories of time spent on both campuses as a child, and later as a young adult. As I listened to the interview, I was surprised at how many parallels I discovered between the Post of the past and the Post of the present.

We have a rich history of embracing change, and finding new and better ways to meet the needs of students and the businesses that hire them. We are passionate about the power of higher education to change people’s lives. We believe in growth — both intellectual and economic growth because that is what makes our nation strong. And we believe in giving back to those who serve. For more than 60 years we have been offering unique educational opportunities to members of the military and their families.

I invite you to set time aside to listen to this wonderful interview detailing some of our 122-year-old institution’s growth and history. From where I’m standing, our past, our present and our future hold many lessons on how innovative thinking and a commitment to excellence remain cornerstones of institutional longevity.


If you’re interested in seeing a short visual history of the University, we have a short photo story.

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