Another Women’s College Decides to Become Fully Co-Educational

CSE_LogoThe board of trustees of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, has decided to transition the college to a fully co-educational institution. The college was founded in 1899. It’s graduate programs have been co-educational since 1993. Continuing education courses offered evenings, weekends, and online have been co-educational since 1976. Now men will be admitted to the residential undergraduate college beginning in the fall of 2016. Total enrollments are about 1,400 students with about 1,000 in undergraduate programs.

“Going co-educational embraces our past and broadens our reach,” said Sister Rosemary Moynihan, the chair of the college’s board of trustees. “It will enable us to maintain our commitment to the Sisters of Charity, whose mission is to serve where there is need. In 1899 that need was for the education of young women. Today, the need is to produce servant leaders of both women and men who are committed to making the world a better place.”

dr-streubertHelen J. Streubert, president of the College of Saint Elizabeth, added that “the decision to go co-educational will allow us to make our dynamic learning environment available to increasing numbers of women who would not otherwise have considered us, and to male students who will also benefit from the mission and values that the College of Saint Elizabeth represents. This extended reach will enhance our community and give us the opportunity to expand our academic program offerings.”

President Streubert has led the college since 2013. Earlier, she was the vice president of academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Streubert is a graduate of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in nursing at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and an educational doctorate at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City.

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