Marymount Manhattan

Honoring President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guastavino’s, New York, NY

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Legacy of a Leader: A Look Back at President Shaver's Impact on MMC

  • 2001:

    On July 1, 2001, the Board of Trustees selects Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., as the first male president to serve MMC. Under his leadership, the College has achieved academic progress and distinction, made significant capital improvements, and has strengthened its financial standing

  • 2001:

    The 55th Street Residence Hall is dedicated, September 9, 2001 

  • 2002:

    First Major Donors’ Dinner, December 4, 2002

  • 2002:

    Java City opens in the Nugent Lounge

  • 2002:

    President Shaver formally installed, June 18, 2002

  • 2002:

    Celebration of William E. Murray, Esquire, and his long service as a trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees, January 29, 2002  

  • 2003:

    The Mezzanine was dedicated as the Regina Peruggi Room, September 30, 2003

  • 2003:

    Swimming pool removed, June 2003

  • 2003:

    New logo, style sheet, and entrance debuted, Fall 2003

  • 2003:

    Center for Student Services created

  • 2004:

    Communication and Learning Center facilities moved from basement to seventh floor of Main

  • 2004:

    Hewitt Gallery dedicated November 18, 2004 recognizing the generosity of Carol and Marsha Hewitt ’67

  • 2005:

    Theresa Lang Theatre Celebrates its Thirtieth Anniversary, March 11, 2005 

  • 2005:

    The College receives its largest gift ever when Judith M. Carson ’03 and her husband, Russell Carson, make a $5 million unrestricted gift, the catalyst that launched the This is the Day campaign

  • 2006:

    The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust makes a $1 million gift to support the construction of the Lowerre Family Terrace

  • 2007:

    Valerie Rowe, a friend and patron of Marymount Manhattan, matches gifts to the Bedford Hills College Program endowment up to $1 million

  • 2008:

    This is the Day Campaign opened, January 2008 

  • 2008:

    Lowerre Terrace opened September 8, 2008. The Lowerre Family Terrace, the first major facilities investment of the This is the Day campaign, is unveiled in recognition of a generous gift from alumnus Paul Lowerre ’81 and his wife, Ursula

  • 2009:

    The top priority identified in the College Master Plan is realized in the opening of The Commons on September 14, 2009. This space serves as student centered public space and features a two-tier dining facility and gathering space that connect to the Lowerre Terrace

  • 2009:

    The College received its first bond rating, Baa2, from Moody’s in November 2009

  • 2009:

    Fall 2009, the College launches the Learning Communities 

  • 2009:

    The College renovated the Thomas J. Shanahan Library.  This renovation enhanced the offerings and environment of the library by providing more student space with tables and computers, improving lighting and the overall use of space

  • 2010:

    The This is the Day Campaign closes Fall 2010 having exceeded its $25 million goal by raising $37 million. The campaign had the lofty goal of raising $25 million; this goal must be seen in the context of the College’s last fundraising campaign, which raised $4 million in 1994-1999

  • 2010:

    The Chapel, located on the fourth floor of the Main building, was renovated with improved lighting and décor and restoration of the original stained glass windows

  • 2010:

    Dow Zanghi Student Health Center opened Fall 2010. The College names the Dow Zanghi Student Health Center, located on the first floor of the 55th Street Residence Hall, in honor of Trustee Lucille Zanghi and James Dow P’11

  • 2011:

    The College purchases a Townhouse, now call the Faculty Center, located on 71st just a few steps away from the entrance of the Main building 

  • 2012:

    Followed by a highly favorable review by an evaluation team that visited MMC the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the College’s Accreditation

  • 2012:

    MMC launches the Barry Commoner Environmental Lecture Series with a gift from Richard S. Berry and his wife, Lucy A. Commoner, the daughter of Barry Commoner

  • 2013:

    The College unveils a new Strategic Plan

  • 2013:

    The Faculty Center is officially opened

  • 2014:

    President Judson R. Shaver announces his retirement, ending his long career in higher education with the completion of his presidency at Marymount Manhattan College