University of Harrisburg

Henry & Barbara: I am forwarding the article below for your enjoyment.  You both were a critical part of helping us achieve our goal of a University in the City of Harrisburg, PA.  It is soooooo exciting to see and be part of this huge success.  I just had to share.  I will always be grateful for your leadership, and that of David Schankweiler, with the Envision program.

Sticking closely to the university’s missions of developing a STEM work force and bolstering the regional economy, HU now has $50 million in net assets. It went from $8 million to $80 million in annual revenue. In each of the past three years, it generated $10-million surpluses and is on course to reach $11 million this year. It has $30 million at its disposal, and its 6,500 students — 600 of them undergraduates — come from 103 countries. In 2017 it started a location in Philadelphia, about two and a half hours away. And it has plans for a program in the United Arab Emirates.

In the past three years, it has begun 20 academic programs, including two Ph.D.s. In that same period, its faculty has grown from 147 to more than 400, the majority of whom, 318, are “corporate,” which is what HU calls its adjuncts. A new student union is scheduled to be ready in August, and a health-sciences building is projected to open in 2021.

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Barbara Groce then president of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce that sponsored and financed the Vision.

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1 Response to University of Harrisburg

  1. Barbara I just saw this post. Thank you! It is amazing that they have turned this into such a large and profitable venture. May God bless you and your family.🙏 Henry and Barbara Luke

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