By Jan Murphy
An executive vice president and university counsel for Eastern Kentucky University has been selected to become Shippensburg University’s next president.
The State System of Higher Education’s governing board on Thursday voted to hire system alum Laurie Carter to fill the presidency at the 7,000-student university that was vacated in January by George “Jody” Harpster.
Carter, 54, will start on Aug. 7 and will receive a salary of $253,000. Until she arrives, the university’s former provost Barbara Lyman is serving as the school’s interim president.
“I am absolutely honored and thrilled to become part of the PASSHE and Shippensburg family,” Carter said. “The opportunity to return to the system from which I came and to serve at this really critical time in higher education in the state and university means a great deal to me. Thank you for your confidence and I look forward to serving and moving this university forward.”
Full Story: Shippensburg University’s next president is no stranger to Pa.’s State System of Higher Education, by Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, 05/18/17