2018 Financial and Estate Planning Seminar

Have you retired or are you considering retirement?

We have a seminar for you. 

This year’s SU Foundation Finance & Estate Planning Seminar titled, Your Retirement Playbook – A Winning Game Plan for Retirement will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 during SU Alumni Weekend at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University. Learn how the new tax laws impact your taxes, investments, retirement, healthcare, and estate plans. There is no fee to attend this no-obligation, annual seminar. It runs from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, with complimentary breakfast and lunch included. More information and registration details will be available in April.

Shippensburg University student receives Goldwater Scholarship

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Shippensburg University student and mathematics major Tristan Phillips recently received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation Scholarship.

Phillips, a sophomore in the honors program, is the university’s first Goldwater recipient.

The federally endowed scholarship program honors Sen. Barry Goldwater, and was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Goldwater scholars are selected based on academic merit and are nominated by campus representatives from 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. Phillips was one of 240 sophomore and junior scholars selected.

He credited his mentor, Lenny Jones, professor of mathematics; the university’s Goldwater faculty representative, John Richardson, professor of chemistry; and Kim Klein, director of the SU honors program, for assisting him with his successful application.

“We are enormously proud of Tristan’s success in this highly competitive national scholarship program. An important key to Tristan’s achievement was his engagement in undergraduate research projects beginning in his freshman year,” Klein said in a news release.

Klein also recognized the research opportunities provided by Shippensburg University and its honors program as key components in preparing students to successfully compete for major scholarships.

Phillips is a member of SU’s Chess Club, and a volunteer assistant for the cross-country and track-and-field teams. He hopes to become a mathematics researcher and professor.


Learn more about the Joint Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program funded by the Shippensburg Univeristy Foundation.

Laurie A. Carter named 17th President of Shippensburg University

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Laurie A. Carter to be the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 7.

Carter is executive vice president and university counsel for Eastern Kentucky University, a regional, public university enrolling more than 16,000 students in Richmond, Ky. She previously served as vice president for arts education at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and vice president and general counsel of The Juilliard School. She is a graduate of what was then Clarion State College, now Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

As executive vice president at Eastern Kentucky, Carter serves on the president’s cabinet and assumes responsibility for the university in the president’s absence. She provides leadership for 33 departments, including the University Counsel’s Office and the Division of Student Success, overseeing a budget of more than $71 million. She created the Student Success Center and initiated a program for first generation college students at EKU.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in communications degree she earned from Clarion, Carter also has a Master of Arts degree in communications from William Paterson College and a Doctor of Law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

Prior to her initial appointment as executive vice president for student success and university counsel at Eastern Kentucky, Carter spent about a year as vice president for arts education at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership, external relations and administrative management of the third largest arts education program in the United States. Previously, she held various positions over almost 25 years at The Juilliard School, considered the nation’s premiere performing arts college.

Carter began her tenure at Juilliard as director of student affairs, a position she held for five years before being named assistant dean for student relations and legal adviser. She also served as associate vice president and vice president for legal and student affairs and was founding executive director of jazz studies at the prestigious performing arts school. She created, implemented and supervised diversity initiatives, resulting in a 10 percent increase in under-represented students and a doubling of under-represented faculty. She created and implemented jazz studies at Juilliard, leading the successful effort to have the program accredited. She also led the planning and design of a $200 million renovation project at the school.

Carter has taught at Eastern Kentucky, Juilliard and Seton Hall University. She also was director of residence life at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a residence hall director at William Paterson. She is a member of the Kentucky and New York State bar associations; the National Association of College and University Attorneys; and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She also is a board member of YMCA-Richmond and LexArts.