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Senior Executive Team

The primary purpose of the Senior Executive Team is to assist the President, as the Chief Executive Officer, in identifying and addressing strategic issues facing Norwich. This team participates freely and openly to challenge each other and to develop together ideas and decisions that will yield the best results for Norwich’s future.

President Dr. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF, (Ret)

Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff David Whaley ’76 advises the President on special projects

Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty Stephen Fitzhugh oversees all academic programs, library services and registrar operations.

Vice President of Administration and Finance Martin Hanifin '86  oversees the university’s financial issues, human resources and public safety.

Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations Elizabeth Kennedy ’01 oversees development and alumni relations.

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Phil Susmann oversees strategic partnerships for the University.

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Julia Bernard oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of programs that promote diversity within the University in compliance with University policies and federal and state regulations.

Vice President of Enrollment Management Greg Matthews is responsible for identifying, recruiting and retaining the Corps of Cadets and traditional undergraduate students.

Vice President, Marketing and Communications Kathleen Murphy-Moriarty oversees university marketing, communications and brand management.

Vice President, Facilities Operations & Conference Services Bizhan Yahyazadeh ’80 oversees the university’s facilities operations and construction services.

Vice President/Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Dr. William Clements oversees online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs, certificate and professional development programs and distance education initiatives.

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer       George Silowash M’07 leads and manages the Information Technology Services Office (ITS).

Director of Athletics Tony Mariano leads the Athletics Department, which builds and maintains an athletic program that competes in conference and NCAA Division play. 

Director of Human Resources Dana Moss directs the Human Resources Department, to include talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, payroll, employee relations, performance management and professional development for staff, faculty, international employees and work-study students.

Executive Assistant to the President Laura Amell oversees administration of the president’s office.

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

First Published — 1843 Catalog

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Our U.S. students take advantage of CityLAB:Berlin, an instructional location in Germany, as well as a host of partner programs for education abroad and international service learning on all six continents. For the full breadth of our international offerings, please contact the NU International Center

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships, and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring, and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 27,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities, and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they love to come back, give back, and pay it forward.

  • “No one cared about my gender or physiological capabilities,” Bernheim said, reflecting on Army Ranger School. “They cared that I did the work.” Read More
    Rebekah “Rose” Bernheim ’14 10th Woman in U.S. History to Graduate Army Ranger School
  • “When it came time to expand Studio 355, I made a conscious effort to hire Norwich graduates because I know what they were taught...” Read More
    Joe Fisher 10 & M’11 Founder, Studio 355 Architecture
  • “I love that a small chunk of the research I’m doing will go toward the reduction of nutrients in the ocean and cleaning the water.” Read More
    Elizabeth Ells ’18 Graduate Student in Oceanography, UMass-Dartmouth
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Trace Norwich University’s roots with a visit to Capt. Alden Partridge’s gravesite

Visit Norwich, Vermont, the birthplace of our 200-year-old university

Accreditation and Recognition

Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), known formerly as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). Learn more about Norwich University’s NECHE 2020 Comprehensive Report here.
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Norwich University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — ccneaccreditation.org.

The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.

Program Accreditation Norwich University's Civil Engineering & Environmental Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Athletic Program Norwich University's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Education Programs Norwich University's education preparation programs are accredited by Vermont’s Agency of Education’s Result’s Oriented Program Approval (ROPA)

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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