RADNOR, Pa., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Donald B. Taylor, PhD, announced that Cabrini College will officially become Cabrini University effective July 1, 2016.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted Cabrini approval to become a university after its application was submitted earlier this year.
Cabrini will launch a new logo and brand identity on July 1 and begin to transition the campus to Cabrini University. When students return to campus for the new school year in August 2016, the community will celebrate this momentous change with a town hall meeting with the President and university-wide events with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.
"The name change reflects the growth and success that this institution has seen since it was established nearly 60 years ago," President Taylor said. "While the change to Cabrini University represents our broader academic offerings and expanded reach, we continue our strong tradition of student support and human rights advocacy."
To be granted university status in Pennsylvania, an institution must offer at least five advanced degrees or professional programs at the graduate level in addition to programs in the arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. It also must have a foundation in the arts and sciences, which is instilled in the philosophy and implementation of the institution's education curriculum.
Cabrini has awarded graduate degrees since the mid-1980s and continues to identify new programs to meet market demand. The institution offers Master of Education programs, as well as a Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Arts in Religious and Pastoral Studies, and Master of Science in Biological Sciences.
Beginning this May, Cabrini will welcome its first doctoral candidates in two new doctoral programs in organizational development (PhD/DBA) and educational leadership (EdD).
"We aren't only expanding our programs, we're expanding our outreach to international students while also making a Cabrini education accessible to all learners," said Jeff Gingerich, PhD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "We create pathways for motivated students and work with each individual to help ensure his or her success here."
"I'm proud that I will be one of the first graduates with Cabrini University on my diploma," says Jill Nawoyski, a rising senior and Digital Communication and Social Media major. "I've accomplished a lot since my first year here—there will be a lot to celebrate as I begin my senior year this fall."
About Cabrini College
Cabrini College is a residential Catholic institution welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls 900 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.
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