Initiative A, Objective 2: Develop and Communicate a Compelling Future Value Proposition
In September of 2015, Stetson University welcomed it's largest class of new students, 1,073, achieving a goal of 3,000 undergraduate students at the university's historic DeLand campus a full year earlier than planned.
Stetson University School of Business Administration student Mikhaella Lloren earned a full scholarship to attend the American Institute of CPAs Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in Houston, Texas. The annual program is for minority accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA designation.
New building wins Outstanding Sustainability Award from area planners for energy-efficiency and green design.
In 2016, the university underwent a two-year process, including a comprehensive self-study and a site visit by CAEP's accreditation team. The Stetson Department of Education met CAEP's five standards plus standards for diversity, technology and its continuous improvement plan. At the time, fewer than 20 educator-preparation providers, had completed the new CAEP accreditation process.
In 2016, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) renewed business and accounting accreditations for Stetson's School of Business Administration for five years. Less than 5 percent of the world's business programs have AACSB International accreditation for both business and accounting programs.
Stetson alumni, Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp '02 is the author is a children's book, Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen, with the intention of supporting children's self-esteem. The book is based on her own experiences growing up and dealing with bullies. She is also the founder of the non-profit organization CHARM.