Rowan named to Phi Theta Kappa transfer student honor roll

Rowan named to Phi Theta Kappa transfer student honor roll


Rowan University this week was named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, a designation that recognizes excellence in developing pathways to four-year degrees.

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, noted that the honor roll designation puts Rowan in the top 25 percent of colleges and universities in America for transfers students.

In a letter to the University, Phi Theta Kappa noted that Rowan is one of 122 colleges and universities named to the 2020 Honor Roll.

“It is a distinct honor for Rowan University to be recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, and to be included in their 2020 Transfer Honor Roll,” said Dr. Soumitra Ghosh, vice president for Strategic Enrollment Management. “Transfer students are a vital part of the Rowan University community, bringing with them a wide array of experiences, academic focus, and social commitment. Our transfer students make us stronger and more entrepreneurial every day as we continue to innovate to meet their unique needs. What is noteworthy in this recognition is not just that it is rare—only the top quarter of institutions receive it—but that it is an acknowledgement of systemic change that enables Rowan to create effective transfer success pathways.”

Ghosh said the recognition speaks to Rowan’s culture of collaboration and the smart, dedicated work of a broad group of professionals, from Enrollment Management to Financial Aid to Academic Affairs.

“I am deeply grateful for everyone’s work,” he said.

Paul Singh, an assistant director in Admissions whose work involves helping to bring well-qualified transfer students to the University, noted that Rowan has long valued transfer students, many of whom come to Rowan from in-state community colleges but some who transfer from around the country.

“Very often they have a life story, a journey,” Singh said. “They come to us with work histories and backgrounds in community service, in taking care of elderly parents and grandparents. We’re proud of them because they bring so much value to Rowan.”