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Fairfield University Names Its 9th President

May 4, 2017 — Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D., has been named the 9th president of Fairfield University in Connecticut, succeeding interim president Lynn M. Babington, Ph.D., RN. Dr. Nemec will also join the politics department as a professor within the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Currently, Nemec is the dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Chicago. As dean, Dr. Nemec led the school’s significant growth and evolution by focusing on extending the university’s reach to broader student populations in innovative ways. 

A graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Dr. Nemec earned a Ph.D. in political science and a master’s in education from the University of Michigan. He received a bachelor’s in English from Yale University, where he was an All-Ivy League rugby player. Early in his career, he taught American politics as a visiting assistant professor at Davidson College in North Carolina and as an instructor at the University of Michigan.

“Dr. Nemec values the Jesuit Catholic identity that is at the core of our mission as an institution, and has the necessary skills to propel Fairfield forward for years to come,” said Frank Carroll, chairman of Fairfield’s board of trustees.

He is the author of “Ivory Towers and Nationalist Minds: Universities, Leadership, and the Development of the American State” and a contributor to “The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson.” Beyond his research on the role of higher education in American political development, Nemec has been a frequent speaker on the current and future state of higher education and has presented to many audiences, including the White House’s Forum on College Affordability.

Prior to his tenure at the University of Chicago, Nemec turned from academia to the use of data and analysis to help global organizations, including institutions of higher education, operate more strategically and effectively. He joined the University of Chicago after serving as president and chief executive officer of Eduventures, a Boston-based information services firm providing research and advice to the higher education community. [Source: Fairfield University]





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