Etheridge, who has headed UPJ for 13 years, will retire June 30.
Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC) has made a leadership gift toward the scholarship initiative.
Jeanne Gleason, chair of the Pitt-Johnstown advisory board and an emeritus trustee at Pitt, said, “During his tenure, Dr. Etheridge has certainly left his mark. He has provided leadership for these significant achievements:”
- Growing the stature of the campus by achieving “3rd in the North” status among public comprehensive colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report rankings;
- Raising $11.5 million, which surpassed the campus’s capital campaign goal of $10 million;
- Building the new Willow Hall student dormitory;
- Establishing new areas of study in secondary education and environmental science, and a Master of Social Work degree program;
- Establishing new campus landmarks, such as Heritage Square, Memorial Tree Grove and the mountain cat statue;
- Establishing academic facets, including a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, the rising senior scholarship program, the President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Service Excellence and freshman convocation;
- Participating in an educational mission to Cuba, and
- Receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater.
The scholarship endowment was announced Nov. 15.
via University Times