Attorney Mark Buterbaugh has been appointed to the Inauguration Steering Committee for Shippensburg University. In May, Shippensburg University and the State System of Higher Education selected Dr. Charles Patterson as it’s 18th President. Dr. Patterson had been serving in an interim president role at the University since June 2021, after former President Dr. Laurie Carter departed for another position.
The Steering Committee will plan the President’s inauguration that will take place in October.
“I am excited for Shippensburg University. I believe that Dr. Patterson is the perfect person to lead the University in the post-pandemic world. As President of the Shippensburg School Board, I am looking forward to working with Dr. Patterson to enhance District and University collaboration. Shippensburg University is not just a prominent community player and partner in the Shippensburg community, but its a tremendous asset to the School District. We have not even begun to tap that collaboration we can foster between the two educational entities. The University is such a great asset that not many school districts have the benefit of having within their district. We do! I have already met with Dr. Patterson a few times to discuss ways to expand and enhance the collaboration that will benefits our student in the District and help the university grow. Dr. Patterson’s energy and enthusiasm for the University, the District, and the community as a whole is exactly what has been needed on the Hill. Kudos to the Board of Trustee and the State System for making the perfect choice. I am honored to have been asked to serve on the President’s Inauguration Committee.” Attorney Mark Buterbaugh
You can read more about Dr. Patterson here.