March 3, 2013 at 1:29 AM
CALDWELL, NJ - Dr. Nancy Blattner, president of Caldwell College, announced that the school’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution to ensure that the college takes the necessary steps towards achievement of university status.
“This is certainly a defining moment in the history of Caldwell College and in its future,” Blattner said. “The campus community is excited about the possibility of claiming the designation of university, a name that many of us believe already describes Caldwell College with the offering of our first doctoral program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009, our strong master’s degrees in multiple disciplinary areas, and our diversity and growth.”
Caldwell College President Dr. Nancy H. Blattner Credit: Caldwell College
The process may take as long as two years to complete. The college has formed a task force which, according to the school’s published timeline, is expected to submit a proposal for approval to the Office of the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education by this month. The school is hopeful that they will be able to announce their new university designation by September, 2014, ready to begin the college’s 75th anniversary.
The school put out an announcement stating that “becoming a university has been part of the vision of President Blattner since her arrival at Caldwell in July 2009. In her remarks to the college’s Strategic Planning Committee in spring 2010, Dr. Blattner first announced this vision, and subsequently, university status became part of Caldwell College’s five-year strategic plan.”
With the opening of the state-of-the-art Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and the receiving of several national accreditations for its counseling, business, education and nursing programs, the college has seen significant growth over the last few years.
The school has put together a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions which are available online here.
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Caldwell College is a private, Catholic co-ed four-year college with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 28 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today's global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The college’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life.