Dr. Drew Bogner assumed the presidency of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York in July 2000. Before coming to Molloy, Dr. Bogner was Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Bogner holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and History of Education from the University of Kansas. Under Dr. Bogner's 16 years of transformational leadership, Molloy College has reframed itself from a predominantly baccalaureate undergraduate institution into a comprehensive, graduate-granting institution, adding numerous Masters' programs and tracks, and three doctoral programs. Dr. Bogner is also credited for increasing the College's enrollment from 2,200 to approximately 4,900 students.
The College's reputation for quality has continued to increase resulting in national recognition from a number of well-known ranking organizations. Recently the College was named the "# 1 Value All-Star" in the country by Money magazine. Molloy and other institutions around the country were ranked based on a variety of factors that included early career earnings of graduates, graduation rates and student-loan default rates. The College has also been highly rated in other rankings, including The Wall Street Journal, Princeton Review and U.S.News & World Report, among others.
Dr. Bogner has worked to diversify the College's standing from its historic strengths in nursing and education, adding programs in health-related fields, business, and most recently, the arts. The College has also benefitted from a tremendous increase in student activities, an expanded global learning program, a well-established honors program, and a commitment to the transformation of Molloy students to become active citizens in their own communities. Through a renewed and energized spirit of cooperation and communication both on and off campus, Molloy has continued to expand its leadership initiatives as well as its business and service partnerships in the region.
Molloy College has experienced many major renovations and modifications to its campus facilities over the past 12 years, including the recent opening of The Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing (the new home for our School of Nursing), The Public Square student center, which houses the Madison Theatre (a 550 seat performing arts venue), and two residence halls (Fitzgerald Hall and Maria Regina Hall). Also among these renovations are the addition of a business trading room, a Speech, Language and Hearing Center and The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy.
Dr. Bogner serves on numerous boards both nationally and locally including the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the Dominican Higher Education Consortium, The Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, and the Long Island Association. He is also active in the classroom teaching Japanese History and History of the Modern Presidency.
Dr. Bogner and his wife, Karen, reside in Rockville Centre, New York and have two children.