Joseph A. Laker
Title: Wheeling Jesuit University (Campus History)
Size: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: New
Publisher:  Arcadia Publishing April 2012
ISBN Number: 0738592218 / 9780738592213
Seller ID: 16090
Never Opened / Never Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The 60-acre campus of Wheeling Jesuit University is located in the eastern suburbs of Wheeling, West Virginia. Originally named Wheeling College, it is the youngest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. John Swint, bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and the Jesuits founded Wheeling College as a traditional, coeducational, liberal arts institution. In time, faculty and students became quite diverse, and programs of study proliferated. The institution added 'Jesuit' to its name in 1988 to become Wheeling Jesuit College and, eight years later, became a university and modified its name accordingly. In 1994, the board of directors approved a mission statement that calls on Wheeling Jesuit University to educate men and women for life, leadership, and service with and among others.