Worcester State University has been building on academic excellence for 140 years. Founded in 1874 as a teacher-training school, Worcester State University has grown to become a traditional liberal arts and sciences university with programs spanning the biomedical sciences, business, humanities, behavioral sciences, the health professions, and, of course, education. We are woven in the fabric of the Worcester community through myriad partnerships, and have evolved to become a resource for lifelong learning throughout Worcester County—and beyond.
In a ceremony capping a series of campus events celebrating Worcester State University's academic research and strong ties to its alumni and community, Barry M. Maloney was sworn in as the 11th WSU president on Friday, September 21, 2012. A series of forums and lectures featuring WSU faculty, staff and alumni, as well as a faculty art show preceded the inauguration ceremony, which included a formal procession of delegates from other colleges and universities, university trustees, distinguished guests, faculty staff and students.