Patterson named Shippensburg University president

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Charles Patterson has been named the next president of Shippensburg University, after serving as interim president of the school.

“I continue to be inspired by the important scholarly work of our Ship students and faculty," Patterson said in a release on the school's website. "I look forward to working collaboratively with our many stakeholders, partners, and friends of the university to ensure Ship is recognized as the flagship institution it deserves to be."

Charles E. Patterson has been named the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania by The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education named Patterson, who previously led Mansfield University, to the post effective immediately.

“We believe his commitment to working with students, faculty and staff will help guide Shippensburg on its mission to provide an affordable and high-quality education," board chair Cindy Shapira said in the release. "We are confident in our choice of Dr. Patterson to continue the great work that’s happening at Shippensburg.”

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Patterson has served as Shippensburg's interim president since June 30 of last year. Prior to his stint as president at Mansfield, he was the senior adviser for outreach at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid.

Shippensburg University is located about 60 miles west of York City, on the border of Cumberland and Franklin counties.  

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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