Sharon L. Hirsh, PhD ’70

Rosemont’s 13th President

Announces her Retirement

2006 - 2020

Under President Hirsh’s leadership, enrollment has increased, the Undergraduate College has become co-educational, online degree programs have been developed, campus facilities have been enhanced and renovated, Undergraduate College tuition has been decreased, salaries have grown, and academic programs have been strengthened.

During her 13-year tenure, Dr. Hirsh has overseen numerous achievements at Rosemont College, including:

Undergraduate college transition to a co-educational institution in 2009

Tuition reduction by 43% and room and board by 12% announced in September 2015 – “Our Tuition Promise”

Completion of $40 million comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2017

Launch of RoCo Option, Rosemont’s test optional admissions policy, in 2018

Current construction of the College’s 73,000 square foot campus community center to open in fall 2019. Board of Trustees voted to name Center the “Sharon Latchaw Hirsh Community Center” in her honor.

Numerous campus facilities enhancements and renovations, such as construction of the Ravens Athletic Complex, Library Information Commons, Gracemere Honors House, Rotwitt Theater, and Cardinal Dining Hall

The Rosemont Community thanks President Hirsh for all that she’s done to make the POWER of small what it is today.

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