The Wichitan

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

Charlie Carr, athlectic director, and Suzanne Shipley, Midwestern State University president, throw up the

Samuel Sutton

September 25, 2015

In her first six weeks as president, Suzanne Shipley has not had much time to sit still. In between constant meetings with administrators, alumni and prospective donors, she is learning the MSU lifestyle and even building a social media presence in a town close to her roots. "Everybody has...

Board officially hires Shipley as president

Suzanne Shipley, president elect for MSU, answers questions from reporters before her candidate forum Feb. 24. The Board of Regents officially hired her March 31 and moved her start date to Aug. 8.

Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Ethan Metcalf

April 1, 2015

In a short meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents officially appointed Suzanne Shipley as the 11th university president. Student Regent Jesse Brown said the board also advanced Shipley's start date to Aug. 8 this year. "I'm excited," Brown said after the meeting. "I know she's going ...

First presidential candidate visits campus

Ethan Metcalf

February 25, 2015

The first of three finalists for the new university president claimed to be a local girl who grew up in Lubbock, but her localness was truly confirmed when Robert McBroom, a physician and attendee of yesterday's forum, asked Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, if she had a brot...

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