The Mount officially becomes ‘Mount St. Joseph University’ during July 1 celebration

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By: Jill Eichhorn

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The College of Mount St. Joseph will become Mount St. Joseph University on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 during a celebratory ceremony honoring the Mount’s heritage and a nod to its new designation as a university. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the Fifth Third Bank Hall in Seton Center, followed by a monument unveiling (weather permitting) with the Mount’s official new name. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders are expected to be in attendance.

The ceremony will include remarks by Tony Aretz, Ph.D., president of the Mount, Ken Stecher, chairman of the board of trustees, and Joan Cook, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. After the remarks, they will formally sign the Delegation Agreement which outlines the leadership duties held by the university and its board as a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity. Delhi Township trustee Cheryl Sieve will present the University with a proclamation. The Mount’s new drum line will accompany the monument unveiling after the ceremony. The University’s bookstore will sell merchandise with the new university logo.

"This day is a significant event for us as a university,” said Aretz. “We have been educating students at a university level for several years by offering graduate programs and now online endorsement and degree options. We have launched innovative programs like our Talent Opportunity Program (TOP) which gives students our promise that we’re going to be right there with them as they look for their first professional job.”

“Our students are taking advantage of the Mount’s strong relationship with the business community and getting valuable cooperative education experience,” added Stecher. “That’s on top of an education with personal attention by faculty who are experts in their own fields. That personal attention won’t change as the Mount becomes a university.”  

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.

Media note: We welcome the media to attend the celebration. We will have several parking spaces reserved outside Seton Center (the entrance with the fountain off Neeb Road) for your convenience. If you need assistance for parking for a live truck, please contact Jill Eichhorn at (513) 673-6047.