Molloy College President Drew Bogner to Retire in June 2020

John P. McEntee, Chair of the Molloy College Board of Trustees, announced today that President Drew Bogner will retire at the completion of his contract in June of 2020, capping a 20-year tenure that saw the advent of on-campus housing, expansion of the student body and the addition of numerous academic programs.

"Drew has provided us with incredible leadership during his time at Molloy," said McEntee. "On behalf of everyone at Molloy, we thank him for his visionary leadership and dedication."

"My time at Molloy has been the most satisfying professional experience of my life and I can't say enough about the students, faculty and staff and the support they've given me," said President Bogner. "Our enrollment and reputation have never been stronger, and I am proud of the Molloy we have created together."

President Bogner assumed the presidency of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York in July 2000. Since then Molloy has reframed itself from a predominantly baccalaureate undergraduate institution into a comprehensive, graduate-degree granting institution, adding numerous masters' programs and three doctoral programs. During this time the College's enrollment has grown from 2,200 to approximately 4,900 students.

The College's third residence hall will open in August of this year. Molloy's Board of Trustees has decided that it will be named Drew and Karen Bogner Hall, in recognition of President Bogner and his wife, as well as his many accomplishments over the past 20 years.

"Drew's leadership has propelled Molloy to new heights," said Edward Thompson, Molloy's Vice President for Advancement. "He has gone far beyond the usual metrics of a college's success - enrollment, graduation rates, fundraising - by re-imagining how a college can have major impact on the wider community." 

"Dr. Bogner genuinely appreciates the work of the Molloy faculty," said Lisa Newland, Faculty President and Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Social Work. "I have often observed him holding hallway conversations with faculty about their expertise and accomplishments, and he truly respects what they bring to our students and the Molloy community as a whole."

"Drew has been a terrific member of the LIA Board of Directors for years," said Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association. "His service at Molloy College has benefited all of Long Island, educating our future workforce and helping to spur economic growth in the region."  

Molloy was recently named the #18 school in the country for "added value" by The Wall Street Journal and spent two consecutive years as a Money Top Three "Best Value" nationally, the only institution in the country to earn that honor. The College has made major enhancements to its campus over the past 15 years, including the opening of the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and The Public Square student center (which houses the Madison Theatre), the addition of two residence halls (a third will open in Fall 2019) and a trading room for the Division of Business. The College continues to support the Long Island community in a variety of ways, including the Center for Autism and Child Development (CACD), The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, The Mental Health and Wellness Center and the Molloy College Speech, Language, and Hearing Center.

President Bogner serves on numerous boards, both regionally and nationally. He earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in History from Kansas Newman College and also received an M.S. Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas School of Education.

Molloy has retained an executive recruitment firm, Storbeck Pimental and Associates, and will immediately begin a nationwide search for its next president.

Molloy College, an independent Catholic college based in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College serves a student population of approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at Molloy College at 516.323.4500.

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