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Presidential Search Process

Iona College, a private, comprehensive Catholic college founded in 1940 by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers will celebrate its 80th year in 2020. With a diverse and welcoming community, Iona invites applications and nominations for the position of College President to follow the successful presidency of Dr. Joseph E. Nyre who becomes President of Seton Hall University on August 1, 2019.

The ninth President of Iona College will join an institution on the rise, with the recent launch of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the appointment of a nationally recognized Provost, groundbreaking for the new LaPenta School of Business, new academic programs, growth of the endowment to nearly $150 million, and funding for newly endowed positions, there is an exciting momentum at Iona and an ideal leadership opportunity for its next president.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was seated in February 2019 and continued its work through May 2019 with the appointment of Dr. Seamus Carey.

Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Mr. James P. Hynes, Iona College Board of Trustees Chair
Mr. Ronald M. DeFeo '74, '13H, Iona College Board of Trustees
Mr. Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq., '88, Iona College Board of Trustees Vice-Chair
Br. Kevin Griffith, '83, Iona College Board of Trustees
Ms. Denise Hopkins, Vice Provost for Student Life
Ms. Kathleen A. Hurlie '77, '80MBA, Iona College Board of Trustees
Dr. Kathleen Kristian, Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry Department Chair
Mr. Robert V. LaPenta '67, '00H, Iona College Board of Trustees
Ms. Hannah McGowan ’20, Student Government Association President
Dr. Eleni Mariola, Professor of Finance
Dr. Thomas Moretti, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the Faculty Senate
Mrs. JoAnn Mazzella Murphy '98H, Iona College Board of Trustees
Mr. C. Patrick O'Donnell Jr., Iona College Board of Trustees
Mr. Larry Wills’82, Iona College Board of Trustees
Ms. Keeva Young-Wright, Iona College Alumna

Chairman Hynes served as the Presidential Search Advisory Committee Chair, with Dr. Thomas Moretti serving as Vice-Chair.

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Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona's LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. A recent independent study found Iona College contributed $284.4 million to the regional economy and was responsible for 1,930 jobs in 2017.