Alongside other educational leaders in Kirksville, Missouri, and surrounding communities, Matt Heeren, JD, vice president and general counsel for A.T. Still University (ATSU), discussed the University’s progress in the past year on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the State of Education address organized by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee.
According to Heeren, ATSU’s presence in the Kirksville community has continued to grow in the past year. With 3,700 students enrolled, the University is poised to take on new challenges in the future. For example, ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies plans to add two new degrees to its program: a master’s of nursing and a doctorate of nursing practice.
Additionally, the Higher Learning Commission recently granted the University, and each of its programs subject to accreditation, 10 years of re-accreditation, the maximum possible length.
“ATSU and its commitment to Kirksville are as strong as they’ve ever been,” said Heeren.