Dr. Kenneth Zirkle to be sworn in as university president
800 Country Club Road
The Great Lawn
Thursday October 16, 2008 3:30pm
Post University proudly announces their 13th presidential inauguration for Dr. Kenneth Zirkle. Along with his family, Dr. Zirkle will be received by Post students, faculty, the board of trustees and honored guests. This commemorative event will be open to the public and the media.
Dr. Zirkle comes to Post from Becker College in Worchester, Massachusetts where he served as President for the past five years, with a proven track record in growth and leadership. During his tenure at Becker, he grew enrollment from 1,000 to 1,600 students, and transformed and expanded both the Worcester and Leicester campuses. In addition to launching several NCAA athletic programs he introduced new bachelor degree programs in nursing, game design and equestrian management. In addition, he recently initiated accelerated degree programs in teaching, business administration and psychology. Prior to Becker College, Dr. Zirkle served as the President of University of Findlay in Ohio for twenty years. Under Dr. Zirkle’s leadership Findlay grew significantly from 1,000 students to over 4,700 students as the University introduced new academic programs, expanded facilities and enhanced the school’s reputation.
Founded in 1890, Post University (www.post.edu) is a career-oriented and student-focused university located in Waterbury, CT. Its mission is to provide students with the knowledge, personal skills and experiences required to become leaders in tomorrow’s careers. Preparing each student every day to be confident, competent and competitive participants in the global marketplace is its focus. Post is known for its quality academic programs, small classes, national award-winning student activities, and its NCAA Division II athletic programs. Its 1,400 full- and part-time students come from throughout the United States and abroad to pursue their personal and professional goals within academic programs supported by a dedicated faculty who blend both theory and practice in their teaching and mentoring of students, both inside and outside the classroom.