New Academic Leaders At Grove City College

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College entered 2020 with a new team of academic leaders, an eye on online growth, a new, in-demand major and a banner year for athletics.

In 2019, the private Christian liberal arts and sciences college named alumnus Peter M. Frank its provost and vice president for academic affairs. Frank, an economist and educator, brings a new perspective to the office and a deep understanding of Grove City’s mission, vision and values, says President Paul J. McNulty.

Interim Calderwood Dean Paul C. Kemeny was named to the post permanently in December. Kemeny, a religion scholar, leads the school of humanities while Richard N. Savage, who was hired in July, helms the Hopeman School and STEM disciplines, including the rapidly expanding exercise science program. 

The college hired Janey A. Roach to head up the new Charles Jr. and Betty Johnson School of Nursing. Roach will oversee the new bachelor of science in nursing program. Students this fall can begin earning a BSN through a partnership between Grove City College and Butler County Community College. 

Grove City College’s growing online program gained a new leader in Christy L. Crute. She is spearheading the expansion of courses available online and for high school students via the dual enrollment program. 

The graduation rate topped 84% in May, more than double the national four-year average. That statistic is part of a record that earned Grove City College recognition from U.S. News, which named it a top national liberal arts college and the least expensive private school in Pennsylvania.

Those rankings, along with other data – including a 96% success rate for employment or graduate school and above average starting and mid-career salaries – validate the college’s academics, commitment to affordability and values, says Nick Hildebrand, college spokesman.

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