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University Advancement Appointment

William Speidel has been appointed vice president for University Advancement and will be responsible for directing a comprehensive fund-raising and alumni relations program and serving as liaison to the Foundation for IUP.

Speidel previously served as IUP’s associate vice president for Development. He came to IUP from Passavant Hospital Foundation, where he served as director of Development; however, the majority of his experience has been in higher education, including 15 years as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Butler County Community College and executive director of the college’s BC3 Education Foundation. He led the college’s first capital campaign, which exceeded its goal by $1.3 million, initiated a planned giving education program, established the college’s first alumni association, and redesigned the strategic planning process. Speidel also served as director of Annual Giving and then director of Development at Clarion University.

Speidel has been credentialed as a Certified Fund Raising Executive and attended the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. He received a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock, an MBA from Clarion, and has completed doctoral course work at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Scholarship Program Rewards Academic Achievement

Undergraduate students who enter IUP in the fall of 2013 and meet minimum qualifications may be considered for the new Sutton Scholarship. Administered by the Office of Admissions, the program issues awards from the Sutton Scholarship Fund, formerly known as the Academic Achievement Scholarship Fund, a recruiting scholarship IUP established through private gifts. Scholarships may be renewed for up to four years for students who maintain high academic performance.

Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” Michael Husenits ’93, Admissions director, said. “We’ve established this program to raise the bar—we want the best students coming in our doors. Between our academic reputation, excellent faculty, the academic programs we offer, and our beautiful campus, we believe that IUP can offer prospective students an educational experience that is second to none.”

Interested students must apply for admission to IUP by October 31 to be considered. If eligible, they will receive an invitation to interview for the program.

More from the Summer 2012 Issue of IUP Magazine

Ready for the Challenge

Ready for the Challenge

what does IUP's future look like? IUP President Mike Driscoll arrives eager to start the discussion.

Humanities and Social Sciences to Get High-Tech New Home

Humanities and Social Sciences to Get High-Tech New Home

Plans for new building look to the collaborative, digital future.


Message from the President

Michael Driscoll sends his greetings to IUP alumni, faculty and staff members, students, and friends.

Namedroppers | Achievements
Mentors | Photo Gallery

Small Business Development Center: Big Results

About 700 companies have benefited from the smarts of the SBDC team.

Lively Arts: Putting Stars in Students’ Eyes

About 6,800 students were involved in productions last year.

Tennis Slams a Winner with Change of Direction Year

A historic 29th national ranking says success in any language.

Distinguished Alumni Awards 2012

This year's recipients are movers and shakers in professions from magazine journalism to the National Guard.

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