Col. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF named Norwich University’s 24th president
The Norwich University Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Col. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF as the 24th President of Norwich University. This appointment comes after President Richard W. Schneider, RADM, USCGR (Ret.) announced his decision to retire on May 31, 2020, following 28 years of service to the university.
“Norwich University offers traditional students and adult learners a wealth of opportunities in a prestigious, supportive, and yet demanding academic environment. I am honored that I have been selected as its 24th president. With Norwich’s distinguished history, strength, and bright future, my family and I look forward to being part of the campus community. The depth of devotion of the faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, students, and Board of Trustees inspires us. I look forward to our collaborative leadership for the future of this inspiring, globally positioned university for the 21st century.”Col. Mark C. Anarumo
About Col. Mark C. Anarumo
Col. Mark C. Anarumo is the director and permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The Center provides leadership, honor, and character education to a Cadet Wing of more than 4,000 officer candidates. The center advises honor education programs and execution of the Cadet Honor Code, hosts several large forums per year including the annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, and conducts leading-edge research, instruction and assessment for advancing the 21st century profession of arms. The center is integral to the academy’s mission of graduating officers of character and integrating the Air Force’s core values of “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do” for faculty, staff, and cadets.
Col. Anarumo's previous assignment was vice commander of the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, where he was responsible for approximately 5,000 U.S. military, civilian and contractor personnel and the combat readiness of U.S. Air Force units at Incirlik and four geographically separated units in Turkey.
He entered the Air Force in 1994 as the Distinguished Graduate of Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Rutgers University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice degree. He earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice in 2005 — also from Rutgers University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2012.
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With a promise, we proceededNorwich students from both Corps of Cadets and civilian cohorts participate in annual Oath Ceremony Just as cadets comprise the Corps, cadets and civilians comprise the student population and steps comprise campus’s famous staircases (Centennial or Bicentennial), traditions (academic and otherwise) comprise Norwich University’s academic year. Traditions are many — the Regimental Ball, Dog River Run, ring ceremony, 100s Day, many others. The Oath Ceremony precedes them all. Read More
President lauds progress in coronavirus battle, calls for continued vigilanceSome measured restrictions on student movement, room gatherings relaxed in reopening plan’s second phase We’ve masked, we’ve distanced, we’ve progressed in the coronavirus battle, President Mark C. Anarumo announced last week, but the fight is far from over. Read More
Town Hall with Norwich University President Anarumo – Sept. 3, 2020 — Norwich CommunityNorwich University President Mark C. Anarumo speaks to the entire Norwich community to include students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends with the latest news from the Hill and to address questions and concerns about the beginning of the academic year. Related posts and links: Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) Policy | Mask Use Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) Policy | Return to Campus Procedure Policy Read More
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Town Hall with Norwich University President Anarumo – August 20, 2020 — Norwich CommunityNorwich University President Mark C. Anarumo speaks to the entire Norwich community to include students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends with the latest news from the Hill and to address questions and concerns about the return of students and the re-opening of Norwich University for the Fall 2020 semester. Read More
Update from the Hill – August 19, 2020Dear Norwich Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends: This past Sunday, August 16th, we welcomed about 240 students to campus in the second phase of a six-phase schedule of arrival days in advance of the start of the fall semester. The majority of this arrival cohort was comprised of Corps and civilian upperclass student leaders, together with the Provisional Battalion Rooks. Our reception process continues to be highly organized and includes COVID-19 testing for every student with results reported… Read More
Update from the Hill – August 13, 2020Student Arrival, August 8-9, 2020 This past weekend Norwich University welcomed the first of six phases of new and returning Corps and civilian students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester. Approximately 500 students returned to campus eager to begin their fall semester of studies. Watch the video to learn about this highly organized process, which included COVID-19 testing for every student supported by the faculty and students of the University’s School of Nursing. Read More
Update from the Hill – August 10, 2020Norwich University Students, Parents, Alumni, Employees and Friends This past weekend we welcomed about 500 students back to campus in the first phase of a six-phase schedule of arrival days in advance of the start of the fall semester on August 31st. The process was highly organized, and included COVID-19 testing for every student with results returning as quickly as within 24-48 hours. As of Monday, there were three positive test results. Those students were immediately notified by the Green… Read More
Update from the Hill – August 7, 2020Daily Self-Check of COVID-19 Symptoms The health and safety of the Norwich and central Vermont community is our top priority as we respond to the global coronavirus pandemic together. As we prepare to reopen the campus for the fall semester in a safe manner for students, faculty, staff, and our local communities, we must continue to follow the CDC and Vermont Department of Health guidelines. Read More