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The candidate scheduled to visit campus on April 10 announced today that he is withdrawing from consideration for the presidency of Notre Dame College. Meeting sessions for Thursday, April 10, are canceled. Additional information will be forthcoming.



Notre Dame College Announces Finalists in Presidential Search

Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH, has announced three candidates as finalists for president. The candidates will be visiting campus to meet with students, faculty, staff and the board of trustees beginning Tuesday, April 8 through Thursday, April 10. The following candidates will participate in the final, on-campus interview process:

Tuesday, April 8 - Thomas G. Kruczek
Currently serves as Dean, College of Business and Management, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Wednesday, April 9 - Stephen J. Pugliese
Currently serves as Vice President for Student Development and Undergraduate Enrollment, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA

Following the announcement last fall that President Dr. Andrew P. Roth will retire effective June 30, 2014, a national search was initiated. Roth has served as president of the College since July 1, 2003.

An announcement of the selection is expected to be made later this month.



The Presidential Search Committee met on Tuesday, March 25, and completed the review of applications for the presidency of the College. Off-campus interviews will be held next week on April 2 and 3.

Campus interviews will take place on April 8, 9 and 10, and April 7 if a fourth date is needed. Karen Poelking, Vice President of Board and Community Relations, is preparing a detailed agenda for each visit which will identify the date, time, location and constituency group for each session. That schedule will be released by Monday, March 31.

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees to select the next President is scheduled for April 23.


On October 25, 2013, Dr. Andrew P. Roth announced that he will step down as President of Notre Dame College at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year after 11 years of service. The College has enjoyed much success and growth during Dr. Roth's presidency, and the task of finding the right person to continue that upward momentum and take the College to the next level of achievement has begun.

Notre Dame College has initiated a national search for its new president. A search committee made up of faculty, staff, students and trustees has been formed and is co-chaired by Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Rich Garcia and Trustee and alumna Sherry Hribar ‘75. Plans call for Notre Dame’s 14th president to begin on July 1, 2014.

The College has hired Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting to assist the search committee in identifying the next president.

Myers McRae has been providing highly regarded executive search services in higher education for more than 25 years. Their specialty is in assisting educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations in selecting the leaders they need to thrive. Over the past four years, they have conducted more than 150 searches for public and private colleges and universities.

The Board’s Executive Committee received proposals from five highly regarded and experienced firms and personally interviewed four before the selection of Myers McRae. The choice was based upon a set of College-determined requirements that included access to candidates, strong database, stellar reputation, experience with searches for small to mid-sized Catholic institutions and a demonstrated understanding and insight of a selection process that most closely matched the criteria set forth by the College.

Consultants Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Emily Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Myers McRae, will be working with Notre Dame on presidential search.

This website will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Thank you for your interest in Notre Dame College.