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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has entered into an agreement with General Electric to purchase its 66-acre former global headquarters in Fairfield. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to contribute to education, research, health care and the community. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us, and it also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.”
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University is establishing a new School of Computing. The School will house two graduate programs—master’s in computer science and information technology and master’s in cybersecurity—and four undergraduate programs: computer science, information technology, game design and development, and beginning in the fall of 2017, computer engineering. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in computer science enrollment,” said Robin Cautin, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “We’re making a strategic investment to reflect the University’s commitment to academic excellence and distinctiveness among Catholic institutions in the Northeast, particularly in regard to the STEM fields.”
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Fairfield that provides its police officers an opportunity to obtain certain graduate degrees there at half the standard tuition cost.