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2016 /2017 ANNUAL REPORT THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS 105 TH ACADEMIC YEAR IN FISCAL YEAR 2017. HIGHLIGHTS • Wolfgang Natter, Ph.D., was named Vice President for Academic Affairs. He came to St. Scholastica following a successful tenure as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Professor at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He has earned tenure and promotion in three disciplines and been awarded Fulbright, Leibniz and Max Planck visiting appointments. Dr. Natter earned a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. • Ellen Johnson ’01 was named Vice President for Enrollment Management. She came from Simmons College in Boston, MA, where she served as Director of Undergraduate Admission. She earned a Master of Education in Policy, Planning and Administration with a Higher Education concentration from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Scholastica. • Karen Diver was appointed to the new position of Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence with a specialization in Native Studies. She is a former Special Assistant to the Obama White House on Native American Affairs and former Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She earned a degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota Duluth and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. • The College opened the new Health Science Center at BlueStone at 940 Woodland Ave. The three-story, 45,000-square-foot facility is the College’s first academic building in Duluth not located on the main campus at 1200 Kenwood Ave. • The College expanded its Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. They are housed in the new Health Science Center, as is the maurices Community Clinic, an interdisciplinary outreach to underinsured and uninsured clients. • The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the College’s Physician Assistant program, approving the beginning of classes in fall 2017, also in our new Health Science Center. • The College’s nursing program was awarded $1.4 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota, to promote advanced practice nursing in underserved areas. • The National Science Foundation awarded the College $1.2 million to increase the number of new math and science teachers committed to teaching in high-need districts in Minnesota. • The College was named one of only three programs in the nation to partner with Google to address a critical shortage of computer science teachers. Faculty members will use $300,000 in grant funding from Google to integrate computer science education into the entire curriculum for students in the College’s teacher education programs. • The College’s total enrollment headcount was 4,406, an increase of 46 from fall 2015. Total undergraduate traditional student headcount was down 49 students from the prior year, while graduate, extended and online headcount was up 95 students. • The FY17 operating bottom line was $5.5 million, a 7.3 percent margin. Net tuition revenue rose from $58.1 million in FY16 to $59.6 million in FY17. Expenses decreased from $73.6 million in FY16 to $73.4 million in FY17. The College’s endowment closed the fiscal year at $80.3 million. • The third year of the College’s Second Century of Saints comprehensive campaign raised $4.6 million and totals more than $22 million. The All Saints Annual fund achieved a record $1.1 million.