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.