Office of the President
A message from SSU President, Rita Rice Morris, PhD.
Welcome to Shawnee State University, a public university focused on you and your goals. As you browse our website, you’ll see why we are one of the fastest growing universities in the state of Ohio.
Our affordability, value, academic excellence, focus on students, and commitment to the future make Shawnee State an outstanding choice. Students like you come to SSU to learn, to achieve academic and personal success, and to build bright futures. And, you come to the right place.
Shawnee State is a place where you’ll find professors who are experts in their fields, and teachers at heart. They want you to succeed. Our current students rank the personalized attention given by faculty as the number one strength of Shawnee State — and that is something that makes us extremely proud. Of course, we’re proud of all that Shawnee State has to offer — undergraduate and graduate programs, campus activities, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and an outstanding education.
I hope this site will provide you with a glimpse of who we are and what we can offer you. I also hope that after exploring our website, you will visit our campus and see for yourself why so many students are choosing to stand out at Shawnee State University.