Stonehill announces major changes to academic structure and campus

EASTON -- With plans to construct two new structures on its campus, Stonehill College has reorganized its academic program into two distinct schools: the Schools of Arts and Sciences and the Leo J. Meehan School of Business.

"This new academic structure is a critical step that will enhance our already strong reputation in the market, allowing us to enroll the best and brightest students and hire and retain top-notch faculty," said Father John Denning, C.S.C., president of Stonehill College.

"Together, these new schools will build upon our success -- ensuring that the college is continuing to prepare students to be innovative thinkers who lead with compassion, while caring for one another within our community and beyond."

The reorganization is designed to further enhance the college's strengths and better position it to connect students with emerging career opportunities.

The School of Business is named after Stonehill alumnus and trustee Leo Meehan, the president and CEO of the W.B. Mason Company. In June, Meehan and his W.B. Mason partners, John Greene and Steven Greene, made a $10 million commitment towards the construction of the school.

Debra Salvucci, who until recently was the chair of the Business Administration Department, was named the Dean of the Meehan School of Business. Peter Ubertaccio, former director of the Martin Institute for Law and Society and associate dean for Interdisciplinary Programs, was named Dean of the School of Arts and Science.

Along with this academic reorganization, the College is investing over $50 million in new facilities, with construction of an Academic and Welcome Center on which work has already started. In spring 2018, the College will also break ground on a School of Business building.