Originally I greeted the news of President Urgo’s selection as the college’s new President with a sense of cynicism; especially considering the fuss that surrounded nominee James Bacchus and the Board of Trustee’s choice to pick their next candidate in closed Executive session, I expected another presidency marked by inaccessibility.
On Friday, March 5, The Point News was fortunate enough to be able to talk to the College’s next president, Joseph Urgo, currently vice president of academics and dean of faculty at Hamilton College. He talked about his impression of the College, his views on the College presidency, and more.
On Monday, Feb. 22, the Presidential Search committee announced that it had selected Dr. Joseph Urgo as the next College president.The announcement marked the culmination of a search which began last April and restarted last October after all of the previous candidates withdrew. Urgo will join the College on July 1, 2010.
The Board has announced Dr. Joseph Urgo, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College, as the next President of St. Mary’s College.
According to a press released by the college earlier today the “Board of Trustees today named Dr. Joseph R. Urgo as the college’s next president. He will join the college July 1, 2010. Urgo currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College in upstate New York.
At the beginning of the Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20, Board Chairman James P. Muldoon announced that “We have extended an offer” to the selected presidential candidate. By the middle of the meeting, the Board received news that that the candidate had, in fact, accepted. The candidate Read More
After campus visits by four finalists, followed by two weeks of deliberation, the Board of Trustees announced that it will continue the search for the College’s next President. In a letter to the College community on Oct. 21, Molly Mahoney, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, explained that some candidates Read More