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A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Dr. Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

Shipley joins instagram

Screen shot from Midwestern State's President Suzanne Shipley's Instagram profile.

Rutth Mercado

April 6, 2016

#FollowTheLeader -literally. This semester, Social media novice and University president Suzanne Shipley joined the Instagram community with four Instagram posts and 52 followers in just a few short weeks. Shipley, said, "I don't have the photo talents, but to me it's a non planned, spur-of-the-mom...

Vice presidents step down

Vice presidents step down

Patrick German

February 23, 2016

In an email sent to the university community Feb. 23, university President Suzanne Shipley announced that two vice presidents were stepping down."During the past few months, I have worked closely with the President’s Cabinet to shape the university’s strategic initiatives, many of which require a c...

University President: Talk to me

University President: Talk to me

Kharmyn Lewis

November 19, 2015

Before I committed to attend MSU, I went to a Mustangs Rally. There were seniors from across the country who were curious as to what MSU had to offer; however, I already had done my research about the university and was almost sure that I would attend MSU in the fall. Instead, I was looking for faces mor...

Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting

Kathleen Williamson, chair of nursing program, told President Suzanne Shipley that they both

Brianna Sheen

August 17, 2015

In her first speech as University president, Suzanne Shipley asked a full house of faculty and community members to re-imagine Midwestern State. Shipley, at the Aug. 17 faculty/staff meeting, said her goals for the next year include supporting an outstanding learning environment, creating a ...

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, now president of Shephard University, answers questions at a forum Feb. 24. Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Brianna Sheen

August 13, 2015

Welcome home to Midwestern State University. I am your new president, and I hope you are as thrilled as I am to join the MSU family. By the time you read this I should be settled into my office and ready to start an exciting new semester. My husband Randy Wadsworth and our cross-country-traveling d...

Regents approve new president’s contract

The university paid workers $29,979,809 in FY2012

Brianna Sheen

May 15, 2015

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000. According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004. However, according to Julie Gaynor, director o...

Jesse Rogers’ last turn at Fantasy of Lights

Cody Samples

November 25, 2014

Rogers FOL from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. With his tenure as president coming to an end, University President Jesse Rogers reflects on some of his first memories about the Fantasy of Lights. "When I moved here in 1967, as a young professor in chemistry, I had a small daughter and we actually wen...

No longer liberal arts

The Wichitan

October 7, 2014

Our view: Midwestern State University, a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts College, is quickly losing touch with what qualifies us to be a COPLAC school.  Between the presidential search and the establishment of a university master plan, MSU is at a critical point in its history ...

Presidential search must be transparent

The Wichitan

August 26, 2014

OUR VIEW: The students deserve a fair and open search to ensure that our next president is a good fit and has our best interests at heart. Selecting a new president is one of the most critical times for a university as the decision will make a huge impact on students, faculty and the community. ...

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