College of Education & Human Services

Preparing students to be committed and competent professionals in service to people and institutions in our region, the nation and the world

Shippensburg UniversityMessage from the Dean:  Shippensburg University’s roots are in education.  The School was founded in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School to train teachers.  To that end, we are the oldest college on campus.  Since that time, however, the college has expanded to include six other departments which are all about service to children, families and society.  In our College, combining solid academic preparations with extensive real-world experiences, future professionals train side by side, benefiting from an exchange of ideas and collaboration which provides a more comprehensive and holistic approach to learning. The College continues to explore and develop programs in response to student, employer and societal demands which increase job placement opportunities and fill critical needs in our nation. Learn more about the College of Education and Human Services.

With your support, we can provide the most up-to-date programs giving our students the education and experience they need to be competent professionals in their chosen discipline.

Dr. James R. Johnson
Dean, College of Education & Human Services
(717) 477-3015 | jrjohnson@ship.edu

If you are interested in making a major gift or creating an endowment for the benefit of the College of Education and Human Services, please contact:
Scott Lux, Major Gift Officer
(717) 477-1377 | scdlux@sufoundation.org


The SU Foundation’s College of Education & Human Services Associates Program

College Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that have a common interest in continuing the rich tradition of service in the Cumberland Valley and beyond.  Members recognize that private support will allow the College to continue to improve and serve the region through its academic programs in Counseling and College Student Personnel, Criminal Justice, Educational Leadership and Policy, Exercise Science, Military Science, Social Work and Teacher Education.

College Associate Funds are used to enhance research and study, purchase books and software for the Literacy Center pay for students and faculty to attend professional conferences and send students to academic competitions such as mock trials.  Funds also pay for professional development seminars and for initiating projects that help the local community.  Members of the College Associates Gift Club Program receive annual benefits through the Shippensburg University Foundation’s Annual Fund commensurate with their level of support.

Membership Levels
Visionary Circle …………………………….….. $10,000 or more
Heritage Circle …………………………….……….$5,000-$9,999
Leader’s Circle……………………………….………$2.500-$4,999
Dean’s Circle………………………………….………$1,000-$2,499
Professor’s Circle………………………………….…….$500- $999
Associate’s Circle ……………………………………..$300 – $499
Assistant’s Circle…………………………………. ….$200 – $299