Friday, May 10, 2013
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan will become the new President of Illinois State University.
Framingham State University will be searching for a new leader. President Timothy Flanagan will become the new president of Illinois State University. He was one of four finalists for the position. On Friday, May 10 The Illinois State Univeristy Board of Trustees voted to hire Flanagan, who will start work at Illinois State on Aug.15. Flanagan said he was drawn to Illinois State because of its reputation as one of the top public universities in the country. He said the academic strength of the student body, with retention and graduation rates at an all-time high, and a faculty that promotes high standards in teaching, scholarship and public service. “Illinois State is recognized as a national leader for educating students who are prepared…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26.
Thursday, April 25
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan is one of four finalists to become the next president of Illinois State University, Trustees announced. Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26. Along with serving as President at Framingham State, Flanagan also is a professor of sociology at the university. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of criminal justice at State University of New York, College at Brockport in New York. He received a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Albany, State University of New York. Flanagan has done post-graduate work at Harvard …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday's BOLD event will honor those individuals who have made bold decisions to impact the lives of people in our community, says the Framingham-based organization.
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Tuesday, March 26
The United Way of Tri-County’s recognition event is an annual breakfast that highlights the achievements of those who "Give, Advocate and Volunteer." These special friends and members of the United Way family will join together on Thursday, March 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel to honor those individuals and companies that have made an impact in their local communities within the MetroWest/495 Corridor. This year the top award - the Summit Award - will be given to the TJX Companies & FM Global for their overwhelming consistent support of the United Way of Tri-County. The Framingham-based United Way of Tri-County organization serves 34 communities in three counties: Norfolk, Middlesex and Worcester. For the second …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Massachusetts Department of Transportation will review pedestrian safety, along Route 9, between Temple and Prospect streets, after the death of a University student in December.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) informed Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan it will review pedestrian safety, along Route 9, between Temple and Prospect streets, said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. MassDOT has pledged "to work with University, the Town and others to develop a plan for safer pedestrian crossings over Route 9," Halpin told Framingham Selectmen Tuesday night. MassDOT's decision was in reaction to a letter sent to the Commonwealth by University President Flanagan following the death of a 21-year old student from Melrose, who was struck and killed trying to cross the busy highway at night near Maynard Road. Despite warnings from campus police and university officials, students …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni has agreed to pledge $500,000 over multiple years to Framingham State University’s
first comprehensive campaign.
The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) has agreed to pledge $500,000 over multiple years to Framingham State University’s first comprehensive campaign. The gift underscores the spirit of collaboration between the two groups and firmly establishes the Association as a leader in the campaign, which is still in the planning stages. “We are extremely grateful for this generous commitment from IAFSA as we enter the early phase of our first-ever comprehensive campaign,” Framingham State President Timothy Flanagan said. “We are genuinely excited about this collaboration that will advance our common goal of supporting Framingham State’s students and faculty.” Already one of the University’s largest annual contributors, the …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
“We have an important challenge in front of us,” said the Framingham State University president Timothy Flanagan. “Producing more with less will require creativity and resourcefulness. And the consequences of our efforts, for students, communities and the
Policy advisors for President Barack Obama recently hosted Framingham State University President Timothy J. Flanagan and other public college and university presidents from around the country for a roundtable at the White House on the topics of college access, affordability and completion. “This was a great opportunity for face-to-face dialogue between White House officials and leaders of America’s four-year public colleges and universities about critical issues of access, affordability and achievement,” President Flanagan said. The presidents who participated are all members of the Council of State Representatives of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a Washington-based association representing 420 public…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Eric Gustafson will oversee the university's fundraising and alumni activities.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Framingham State University has named Eric P. Gustafson as the executive director of development and alumni relations. He will oversee all of the University’s fundraising activities, as well as alumni relations and activities. He starts. Feb. 6. “Eric has the experience, knowledge, attitude, and motivation to be successful in leading Framingham State University's fundraising efforts,” President Timothy J. Flanagan said in a statement. “We’re excited to have him on board.” Gustafson comes to Framingham State from Anna Maria College, in Paxton, where he had been serving as the Director of Advancement since 2008. At Anna Maria, he successfully increased alumni engagement in the college and rebuilt the advancement program from the ground up. …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Designation comes on the heels of a report from Massachusetts Department of Higher Education showing a majority of Massachusetts student veterans, who make use of GI Bill benefits are choosing to enroll at the state’s public colleges & universities.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Framingham State University has been named to the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, placing the University in the top 20 percent of schools and colleges in the country "that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans." The guide is released by G.I. Jobs Magazine, the premier publication for military transitioners. According to the publication’s Web site, schools on the list are "making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans clubs, counselors, military credit and other services to those who served." "Framingham State is proud to be listed in this influential guide to educational opportunity," President Timothy Flanagan said. The news comes on the heels of a report from the Massachusetts Department of Higher …
Friday, October 21, 2011
As one of just 60 Educator Resource Centers in the country, Framingham State University will now serve as an access point to NASA’s vast library of educational resources.
Framingham State University took another leap forward in its efforts to be recognized as a leader in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education with the University’s recent designation as a NASA Educator Resource Center. As one of just 60 Educator Resource Centers in the country, Framingham State will now serve as an access point to NASA’s vast library of educational resources. “This is a big deal for Framingham State and something we’ve been working toward for a long time,” Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan said during a special announcement event featuring officials from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. “We’re really proud of the fact that Christa McAuliffe - the first …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education said there's been a 23% increase in enrollment at the state's universities and community colleges between 2001 and 2011.
More students are choosing the state's community colleges and universities, according to a report released by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Tuesday. In 2001, about 160,000 students enrolled in public colleges and universities compared with nearly 196,000 in 2011. That's a 23% increase over the decade. Locally, Framingham State University's enrollment jumped by 15 percent. Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan attributes the increase to the university’s own growth plan, accommodation of transfer students and current economic realities. “Families are seeking value, which they define as high quality academic programs and world class faculty to prepare students for careers and further study,” said Flanagan …