- March 8, 2014 Admissions Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. view Event
- March 10, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Spring Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The third Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). For this concert, performances will include numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free & Open to the Public. Reservations Required. SORRY, THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. view Event
- March 11, 2014 Teacher Network Fair Calling all teachers! The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites you to a career fair for alumni and students who are education majors seeking teaching positions. Private and public school systems from the southeast are in attendance. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Adds Experienced University Administrator Effective July 2012 To Lead Student Services
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Frank P. Rizzo has been named its new vice president of student services. In this position, which will be effective July 2012, Rizzo will assist in transitioning the campus facilities to accommodate a coeducational student body for the fall 2012 semester and oversee staff appointments and evaluations needed as part of this transition. Rizzo will supervise six staff members directly as well as lead in the supervision of residence life, student activities, leadership development, the Summer Pacer Camp, fall orientation, student government, judicial affairs, student health and counseling, community involvement, spiritual life and university athletics. Rizzo will report directly to the university president and serve on the President’s Council as well as serve as the staff appointment to the Trustee Committee on Living and Learning.
With more than 12 years of professional experience, Rizzo most recently served as the associate vice president and dean for student development at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. In this role, Rizzo counseled and trained student development units and implemented innovative and cost effective policies and programs to recruit and retain high performing employees. Serving as the senior officer of a department of 56 professional staff members, Rizzo managed a $3.8 million budget for the university. His work and service at Marymount span numerous areas, from administration in the Office of the President to Residential Life and Housing to Athletics to Student Government. Rizzo’s previous positions include serving as the director of campus activities and judicial affairs at St. Thomas University in Miami and as the assistant director/coordinator of Global Outreach, Faculty in Residence and University 101 Instructor at Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y. Rizzo earned his Bachelor of Science in finance and his Master of Science in education, counseling and personnel services from Fordham University.
"A strong and experienced vice president of student services is an essential part of our smooth transition to a coeducational institution this upcoming fall semester, and we are pleased that Frank Rizzo will be contributing to this effort," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "With his extensive and impressive background in university administration, Frank will be an invaluable team member as we continue to improve William Peace University. Having leaders like him is crucial as we continue to make strides in our offerings for current and future students."
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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