Herzing College, Atlanta Is Now Herzing University 

Under Chancellor Herzing's leadership, Herzing has grown from a class of 12 students in a 7-month computer course into 13 campuses in the U.S. and Canada

by Impact Wire Tuesday, March 03, 2009
On March 1, 2009, Herzing College officially became Herzing University. The name change was a natural progression of the institution after adding the School of Graduate Studies last year. A sign-changing ceremony celebrated the event at the Herzing University Atlanta campus, with Campus President Frank Webster, presiding.

After an invocation given by Rev. Dexter Rowland of New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, addresses were given by Tharon L. Johnson, District Director, speaking on behalf of John Lewis, U.S. Congressional Representative, State of Georgia, and Sharon Silvia, Executive Director, Buckhead Business Association. Benjamin Spears, Service Representative also representing Congressman Lewis, Rosa Hutchinson from the Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, and Harry E. Holley, Sr., Standards Administrator for the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, were also in attendance.

Commemorative T-shirts were sold and proceeds were donated to the Red Cross.

The university title will not alter the school's mission of providing relevant, hands-on education. "Herzing is known for providing students a career-focused, convenient, and caring education, and that's not going to change," stated Renee Herzing, who took the title of President/CEO on March 1, 2009 when her father, school founder Henry Herzing, relinquished it to become chancellor.

Chancellor Herzing agreed. "I know some people may be concerned that we've gone from the name college to university, but we have done that just to reflect the educational opportunity at Herzing, not a change in our inherent mission of helping students, whatever their level of need and desire is in terms of education," he said.

Under Chancellor Herzing's leadership, Herzing has grown from a class of 12 students in a 7-month computer course into 13 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. The 9 U.S. campuses are regionally accredited and offer diploma, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs in the fields of technology, business, health care, design and public safety, in addition to four MBA degrees offered by the graduate school. A master's in nursing is expected to be added this summer.

Herzing University's long-standing tradition of emphasizing student service, ethical behavior, and respect and fair treatment of students, faculty and staff will continue through President Renee Herzing's leadership. "Renee has been an integral part of the institution for over a decade, and there's no doubt she shares her father's vision," said Atlanta Campus President Webster. "She's just as passionate about helping students as he is, and her first thoughts are always about the best interest of our students."

"Career-focused - Convenient - Caring" education is the University's motto. Caring is an integral part of the culture, and faculty and staff are hired as much for that characteristic as for their credentials and experience. The convenience is illustrated by not only the student choice of resident, hybrid, or online options, but also by the scheduling of classes in a morning, afternoon, or evening block so there is no wasted time between classes. All the programs are career-focused with hands-on labs and real-world skills practice. Despite a tough economy, an astounding 97% of available 2008 Herzing Atlanta graduates found work in their field of study.

Herzing has been in Atlanta since 1979 when Herzing acquired Massey Business College. The Herzing business school is still referred to as the Massey School of Business.


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