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“The Mount” Becomes A University

Posted On July 01, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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(Cincinnati, Oh.) – Don’t mistake Mount St. Joseph for a college.

As of Tuesday, the Catholic school nestled in the hills of western Hamilton County is a university.

MSJ officials held a ceremony Tuesday morning marking the school’s first official day as Mount St. Joseph University. Students, staff, and alumni cheered the change, which was first announced last October by the university’s Board of Trustees.

“This day is a significant event for us as a university,” said Dr. Tony Aretz, president of the university. “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 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,” said MSJ Board Chairman Ken 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.”

People interested in getting their hands on new Mount St. Joseph University clothing or merchandise can do so at the college’s on-campus bookstore.

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