University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, commonly referred to as Pitt-Titusville or UPT, is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh located in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville was established in 1963 in response to a long-recognized need for higher educational opportunities in the Oil Creek Region. Following a successful fundraising campaign, UPT opened its doors in the fall of 1963 with classes being held in McKinney Hall. Joe M. Ball, a University of Pittsburgh administrator, was named the first president and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1983. The first entering class numbered some 75 students. McKinney and the adjacent Carriage House were remodeled for classroom, office, and library space. By the end of the 1960s, the campus school had its own residence halls while the 1970s saw the library move into a dedicated facility, Haskell Memorial Library. The 1980s saw the installation of the school's second president, Michael Worman and construction of the 164-bed Spruce Hall dormitory while the 1990s saw the opening of the Barco Center, the initiation of the physical therapist assistant degree program, the first graduation ceremony, and the dedication of the Broadhourst Science Center. 2000s, the Titusville campus offered its first four-year degree program in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, dedicated the Barco-Duratz Plaza, initiated a 2-year nursing program, and installed its third president, William A. Shields. On May 7, 2012, the University of Pittsburgh announced that the administrative functions at Pitt-Titusville would be centralized at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and that the Titusville campus would report to the Pitt-Bradford President Livingston Alexander, who would effectively become president of Pitt-Titusville.
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, as a two-year regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, is a point of access to a comprehensive university of worldwide reputation. It combines the advantages of a small college with the resources of a major educational institution. UPT's mission is three-fold o offer the first two years of baccalaureate education to students who wish to continue within the Pitt system or at another college. To offer two-year Associate Degrees in career-oriented areas, including Business and Health-Related Professions. To serve northwest Pennsylvania as a resource by providing training, continuing education, cultural opportunities, and distance learning.
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