Thanks to all of you who participated in the meetings held with our presidential search consultant, Dr. Kate Haley of Witt/Kieffer, during her visit to campus last week. Your feedback was very helpful to her. For those who were unable to attend, the Presidential Search Planning Group has created an online comment opportunity. Use the Find out more »
Dr. Ian Newbould arrived on campus Aug. 1 to begin his tenure as interim president for the 2013-14 academic year. We recently sat down with Dr. Newbould to learn a little bit more about him. Name: Ian David Campbell Newbould Nationality: Canadian/ British Languages: English, Dutch (fluent), some French Q: What about St. Mary’s attracted you to Find out more »
The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland named Dr. Ian Newbould as interim president for the 2013-14 academic year. Newbould, who took office August 1, most recently served as interim provost at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. In a career spanning more than three decades in higher education, Newbould Find out more »
After three years as president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Joseph Urgo has decided, for personal and professional reasons, to move on in his career. Dr. Urgo has requested that the Board of Trustees not renew his contract. “I leave with mixed emotions because I have enjoyed my time so much at St. Mary’s Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Joseph Urgo will join Lora Black—a radio announcer and Cather enthusiast, and Martha Despain—a board member of the Cather Foundation, for a panel discussion on American Pulitzer winner Willa Cather (1873-1947). The talk, sponsored by the American Women Writers National Museum, will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Find out more »
President Urgo: Aspects of recent debates about the value of a liberal arts education, its usefulness and its appropriateness strike a familiar and disturbing historical chord. Our nation’s brightest students, contemplating the dedication of four years to the highest level of cognitive challenge, are discouraged by a contingent of their elders and asked to consider Find out more »
President Urgo was a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi show (WAMU 88.5) on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Listen to the online broadcast.
President Urgo presented as part of the panel “Thinking Success Outside the Classroom: The PhD as Preparation for Diverse Career Opportunities” during the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, held in Boston, Mass., Jan. 3-6. Read his presentation titled, “Superliteracy in the Age of Information: Preparation for Higher Discourse (PhD),” on the President’s Message page.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland President, Joseph R. Urgo, has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Presidents Council. Urgo has been a member of the NCAA’s President Advisory Group since 2011. He will serve a two-year term on the council, starting in May 2013, and will be eligible to be Find out more »
(St. Mary’s City, MD) December 20, 2012—Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., St. Mary’s College of Maryland President, Joseph R. Urgo, has co-signed an open letter urging President Obama and Congress to take immediate action on gun control. “All academic institutions from grade schools to colleges and universities are Find out more »