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Rachelle Karstens

Karstens named interim president at Briar Cliff

Feb 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees has voted to name Rachelle Karstens as Interim President of Briar Cliff. Karstens has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the University in her role as Executive Vice President, a role she assumed in the summer of 2017.

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Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 21, 2018

Briar Cliff University hosted its 87th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The ceremony honored the University’s 2018 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. ..


Briar Cliff’s DPT program receives national accreditation

May 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Physical Therapy has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)...


Briar Cliff announces new board officers, appointments

May 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce new Board of Trustee officer and committee appointments...


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Commencement 2018 Recap

May 16, 2018

Briar Cliff's 87th commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Flanagan Center on the BCU campus. The ceremony celebrated the graduation of the class of 2018 and recognized the Sisters of St. Francis and Dr. Robert Olson as distinguished award winners...


Briar Cliff announces addition of new business programs

May 15, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of majors in International Business and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management to its programs of study. Briar Cliff is one of very few schools in the region to offer both programs...


Dr. Douglas Wheelock, DDS

Dr. Douglas Wheelock named 2018 Distinguished Alumni

May 9, 2018

Dr. Douglas Wheelock, DDS, was recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner at this year's Toast to the Tassel, an annual celebration of the current graduating class...


Briar Cliff's online nurse practitioner program honored as one of nation's best

May 9, 2018

The online master’s of nurse practitioner program at Briar Cliff University has been recognized as one of the nation’s best according to a new list by TheBestSchools.org. ..


Sonia Perea-Morales

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Sonia Perea-Morales ('18) shared a letter to two professors who changed her life during her time at The Cliff...


Kaitlin Pauls

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Kaitlin Pauls ('19) shared a letter to a professor who changed her life during her time at The Cliff...


Jamie Jacobsen

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Jamie Jacobsen ('18) shared a letter to a professor who changed her life during her time at The Cliff...