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McCollough colorNorwich University President Dr. Mark Anarumo named Colonel William McCollough, USMC (Ret.) ’91 as the 56th Commandant of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets and Vice President of Student Affairs, effective late spring 2022.

McCollough was commissioned in 1991 after graduating summa cum laude from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. As a Company Grade Officer, he graduated both The Basic School and Amphibious Warfare School with honors and served with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines; the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company; and 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, participating in Operations Marathon, Southern Watch and Desert Thunder.

To the Norwich Family,

I am writing to remind our entire community - students, faculty, staff, families, and alum - that none of us is alone. We have many support services available through Norwich University and outside organizations. This statement is always true; we at Norwich are fully committed to the mental health of all, including our community of friends and partners. 

This memo serves as a reminder of this commitment especially to our veteran community and their families in response to events unfolding in Afghanistan. Images over the past week have been deeply disturbing and are causing many to question their efforts and sacrifice. Many may not be aware I am a 100% disabled combat veteran with service in Afghanistan, some of which included significant loss. I have also lost members of my commands to mental distress due to their service in the wars we have been fighting for 20 years. Watching footage taken in Afghanistan, a country in which we invested so much blood, treasure, time, and life, makes it easy to question what it was all for. 

Norwich University President, Dr. Mark Anarumo updates the campus community on student arrivals and the indoor mask policy designed to set the stage for a full student experience and a healthy and safe learning environment.

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