Three presidential finalists ready to meet, interact with campus

Marietta College’s presidential search committee, chaired by C. Brent McCurdy ’68 of the Board of Trustees, has announced the names of three candidates who will conduct on-campus interviews beginning Nov. 6. The person selected will succeed President Jean A. Scott, who will retire on June 30, 2012.
The three finalists are Dr. Charlotte G. Borst, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Whittier College; Dr. Joseph W. Bruno, Professor of Chemistry at Wesleyan University; Dr. Vincent M. Maniaci, President at American International College.
“The search committee is excited about the finalists, and we believe each of these individuals is well prepared to lead Marietta and is fully capable of extending the effective leadership of President Scott,” McCurdy says.

The Search Committee narrowed the field of more than 60 applicants to eight in October. Those candidates were interviewed off-campus from Oct. 10-14.
Each of the finalists will spend two-plus days on campus doing interviews, meeting with groups consisting of faculty, staff and students, as well conducting an open forum where the campus and community are invited.
Anyone from the Marietta College community interested in reading a finalist’s cover letter and/or curriculum vitae can do so on the myMarietta portal at
Dr. Maniaci will be the first candidate on campus, arriving Sunday, Nov. 6. He will remain in Marietta until Tuesday, Nov. 8.
He is currently President of American International College in Springfield, Mass. He has held this position since 2005. Prior to American, Dr. Maniaci was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., from 1997-2005. He also served as Director of University Development at the University of Tulsa from 1994-97.
Dr. Maniaci earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley in 1981; a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco in 1985; and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.
Dr. Borst will be the second candidate to visit campus, arriving Wednesday, Nov. 9, and staying until Friday, Nov. 11.
She is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Whittier (Calif.) College. She has been in this position since July of 2009. She is also a Professor of History.
Prior to Whittier, Dr. Borst was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and a Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., from 2006-08. She was also the Dean of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., from 2001-06.
Dr. Borst earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1980 and 1989, respectively. She earned a Master of Arts in History from Tufts University in 1977 and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University in 1974.
The final candidate to come to campus will be Dr. Bruno. His visit will be from Wednesday, Nov. 16, until Friday, Nov. 18.
He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and the immediate past Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. Dr. Bruno was in the VP position from 2006-10.
Previously, he was the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Wesleyan from 2003-06. He has worked at Wesleyan since 1984 in a variety of capacities.
Dr. Bruno earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Augustana College in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Northwestern University in 1983.