Millersville University of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
717-871-4636
www.millersville.edu

2018-19 ENROLLMENT

Undergraduate: 6,779
Graduate: 1,002
Total Headcount: 7,781

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Millersville University Helps Train Principals

Millersville University (MU) will play a key role in preparing new principals in Pennsylvania to strengthen the commonwealth’s educator workforce. Dr. Tiffany Wright, associate professor in Educational Foundations at MU, is the principal investigator for a $299,599 grant that provides financial support to teachers who are immersed in a two-year program to learn how to become a principal.

Millersville’s grant is part of a larger $2.1 million grant announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to support innovative teacher and school leader preparation programs designed to expand, diversify and strengthen the commonwealth’s educator workforce.

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 Points of Pride

​Millersville University was founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania.

Consistently ranked within the Top 30 Public Schools in the North by U.S. News & World Report

​Millersville is the only State System university with a botany program. The rigorous curriculum prioritizes both a depth of knowledge in botany and a solid, broad background in biology.

Millersville’s Meteorology program is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and an academic affiliate of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Students have 24/7 access to the Meteorological Network (METNET) and Weather Station, and many participate in the Campus Weather Service, which issues forecasts to the community every week.

​Millersville University’s downtown performing arts center, The Ware Center, is a pillar of the downtown Lancaster arts scene. The Ware Center hosted nearly 3,200 performances over the past 5 years and accommodates classes for approximately 1000 students each semester.

 Notable Alumni

Dana Chryst ’81 - President, CEO and Owner, The Jay Group

Jordan A. Harris ’06 - Democrat serving Philadelphia County since 2013; member of the Millersville Council of Trustees. 

Roy B. Clair Jr. ’67 - Co-founder and owner of Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises, Inc., the world leader in the live-sound industry.  Clair Brothers has offices in Lititz, PA; Nashville, TN; Basel, Switzerland; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan, with affiliates in Singapore and Australia.

​Hugh Herr ’90 - Inventor, nationally acclaimed low-stress spring running shoe; has been featured on various CBS & PBS programs and many magazine features (US News & World Report, Boys’ Life, National Enquirer, etc.) for his development of special rock climbing gear for those with artificial prosthesis’. He holds a patent for a prosthetic socket that he developed for walking. Assistant professor at Harvard University.

​Robert S. Walker ’64 - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, former Congressman, 12th District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Co-Chair of Millersville University’s 150th Anniversary Committee.

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