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Portrait of President Col. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF in Vermont uniform

Col. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF, (Ret) has been named as Norwich University’s 24th president. Col. Anarumo became the University’s president on June 1, 2020.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo addresses prospective students and their families in a town hall meeting held Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo addresses Alumni in a town hall meeting held Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo addresses current students in a town hall meeting held Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo addresses faculty and staff in a town hall meeting held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

President Richard W. Schneider introduces Colonel Mark C. Anarumo, USAF, (Ret), the 24th president of Norwich University, and welcomes him on June 1, 2020, his first day as president of the nation’s oldest private military college.

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Col. Mark C. Anarumo, USAF (Ret) | manarumo@norwich.edu

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Laura E. Amell ’89, Executive Assistant to the President | lamell@norwich.edu

Darlene R. Stone, Executive Secretary to the President | dstone2@norwich.edu

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