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Shipley Named Midwestern State University's 11th President

History was made Tuesday at Midwestern State University as the Board of Regents officially appointed Dr. Suzanne Shipley as MSU's 11th president.

"Midwestern State University is one of the great assets for Wichita Falls and the surrounding area. From the beginning the committee and board knew that we wanted someone who was best for the university and best for Wichita Falls. We have that in Suzanne Shipley," said Board Chairman Shawn Hessing.

Hessing highlighted the characteristics that made Shipley the ideal selection for MSU's next president.

"She was simply the right choice. Not only is Dr. Shipley a well-respected, sitting university president, but also she understands the vision of this university. She is president of COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Art Colleges), she is a native Texan, she is an academic scholar, an experienced administrator-she simply fits the bill perfectly," said Hessing.

Shipley will join Midwestern State University beginning August 10, 2015, and will be the first woman to serve as MSU's president. A timeline for the transition will be established in the coming weeks.

"I so appreciate the confidence expressed in my leadership by the Midwestern State Board of Regents, the faculty, staff and students of Midwestern State University, and the Wichita Falls community.  These are energizing times for all of us; we will use that creative energy to explore new pathways and chart new territory together," said Shipley.

"By building upon the strong foundation laid by President Rogers, we will position Midwestern as a leading public liberal arts university. Our emphasis on a distinctive student experience blending professional preparation with personal development is just right for today's higher education environment. Midwestern's liberal arts residential education makes a significant difference in our graduates' lives and it is our competitive edge," Shipley added.

Shipley was named sole finalist by the MSU Board of Regents on March 9. In accordance with state law, the MSU Board of Regents was required to observe a 21-day waiting period before making the appointment.


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