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Maria College launches nationwide search for next president

Press Release

Erin Clary 
Director of Communications 
Maria College | 700 New Scotland Avenue | Albany, NY 12208 
518-861-2570 Office 
518-588-5802 Cell 

January 27, 2022

Maria College launches nationwide search for next president

Albany, NY — Maria College has officially launched the search for its next president following the retirement announcement of current President Thomas J. Gamble, Ph.D., whose tenure at the College spanned six years. The College is working with national search firm, Academic Search, to find the next leader of the small, non-profit, Catholic institution offering various degrees in healthcare and liberal arts.

The College’s Board of Trustees and Search Committee sought feedback from faculty and staff to develop a leadership profile and timeline for the search. Academic Search is currently gathering a pool of qualified candidates between now and February 28.

“Maria is doing well thanks to the leadership of Dr. Gamble and the dedication of our faculty and staff to the success of our students,” said Board of Trustees President Mary Jo LaPosta, Ph.D. “Our future is bright, our mission is strong, and we look forward to welcoming a new leader to this wonderful community in 2022.”

The College seeks an entrepreneurial leader who will be mission-focused, results-oriented, innovative, and collaborative in advancing the mission and vision of Maria College while strengthening the College’s ability to serve its students and meet the changes occurring over higher education in the next 10 years.

The new president will further the mission and advancement of the institution through innovation, partnership expansion, community needs, and a sustainable financial model that assures a successful current plan and future for Maria.

The next President of Maria College will demonstrate a commitment to the values and traditions of the Sister of Mercy which include justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and will serve as a leader who inspires faculty, staff, and students to appreciate human differences and respect and dignity for one another, in efforts to make Maria an increasingly inclusive and hospitable campus.

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About Maria College. Founded in 1958, Maria College is one of 17 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The private, co-educational, Catholic college in Albany serves approximately 800 students in a variety of bachelor degree, associate degree, a master’s degree, and certificate programs including liberal arts, healthcare management, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, and health and occupational sciences.