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Please accept my sincere appreciation for extending such a warm welcome to our newly appointed 56th Commandant and Vice President of Student Affairs, Colonel William (“Bill”) McCollough’91, USMC (Ret.) on September 14.

For the remainder of this academic year, LTC Bill Passalacqua’88 will continue to serve as Acting Commandant of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets, and has been promoted to VSM Colonel rank. Greg McGrath will continue to lead the Student Affairs team as our Acting Dean of Students.

During the extended search process for the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets/Vice President of Student Affairs, Colonel Passalacqua and Mr. McGrath, along with many members of the Norwich community, worked additional duties and very long hours while short staffed.  I am grateful for the above and beyond service achieved by this team of selfless professionals. Please join me in thanking the entire Student Affairs team for their herculean efforts this past summer and this academic year!

Colonel McCullough will be working with Norwich leaders and the Student Affairs team in the months ahead to strategically inform operational plans to ensure student success, leadership training, and a robust campus life experience for our Norwich student community. 

Colonel McCollough will permanently arrive in summer 2022 once his professional and personal obligations conclude.

Yours in Service,

Dr. Mark Anarumo
Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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