1945

Shawnee State University's roots date back to 1945 when Ohio University established an academic center at Portsmouth High School.

1961

After 16 years, The OU Academic Center moved to Griffin Hall on Second Street.

1967

Two major campaigns through the Ohio University Development Fund raised $350,000 to purchase land for what would become the Shawnee State campus. Massie Hall was completed on that land shortly after.

1971

The Scioto Technical College opened eight miles north of Portsmouth.

1972

Frank Taylor, president of Scioto Technical College, and Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh, director of Ohio University-Portsmouth, began discussions about merging.

1974

The Ohio Board of Regents voted unanimously in support of a State General and Technical College, created from the merger of Ohio University-Portsmouth and Scioto Technical College.

1975

Shawnee State General and Technical College was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Shawnee State General and Technical College began operation with Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh as president. Classes were held on both the north and south campuses.

1977

Groundbreaking was held for campus expansion.

Shawnee State General and Technical College was changed to Shawnee State Community College via an Ohio Senate bill.

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