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John Galovic, Ed.D.
Notre Dame College’s Interim President

Notre Dame College has named John Galovic, Ed.D., interim President of the College to succeed Thomas Kruczek effective May 13, 2019.
The College also named Jack Myslenski to the position of Senior Advisor and Board Liaison.

Ann Marie Hawkins, chair of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, stated: “This is a great fit of talents, abilities and experience. Both John and Jack are currently serving in key leadership roles at the College where each has had a profound understanding of its operational needs and strategic priorities.”

Galovic has been at Notre Dame since 2005. He is currently Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, an associate professor of education and teacher licensure officer. He previously served the College as interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and interim Vice President of the Finn Center for Graduate, Adult and Professional Education. He also was the College’s interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Chair of the Division of Professional Education.

Prior to joining Notre Dame, Galovic served as Associate Superintendent for Business and Director of Secondary Education for the Willoughby-Eastlake (Ohio) City School District. In these positions, he directed all business and transportation functions of the school system, supervised all administrative and teaching staff and oversaw all curricular and extracurricular functions.

Galovic also served as Principal at the Willoughby-Eastlake Technical Center and Eastlake North High School before stepping down to pursue his Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Akron. Throughout his career, he has managed a full complement of administrative, academic and athletic programs at the college, high school and middle school levels.

Myslenski is a retired senior executive at Parker-Hannifin Corp., where he held a number of key leadership positions for 35 years. He retired from Parker as an Executive Vice President and member of the office of the president in charge of worldwide marketing, sales, information technology and manufacturing services. He has a B.S degree in industrial technology, an Ohio teachers’ certificate and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Myslenski has a thorough understanding of Notre Dame where he has been a member of the board of trustees since 2013.

Board Chair Hawkins also expressed the College’s appreciation and gratitude for Kruczek’s leadership for the last five years.

The College Story
Notre Dame College provides a career-focused liberal arts education, so students are prepared to be successful in their chosen fields; service learning and a values-based curriculum, so students get real-world work experience; and caring personal attention in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, so students develop as innovative spirits.

Founded as an all-women’s school in 1922 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. Notre Dame became coeducational in 2001 and since then, total enrollment has grown from 875 to nearly 1,700. But it has never lost sight of its focus on helping students succeed in school, contribute to their communities, deepen their respect for others and become good citizens for life.

Located in South Euclid, Ohio, the 48-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland and all the excitement and cultural wealth of the city, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Metroparks, several professional sports teams, and University Circle, one of the richest cultural, theatrical, entertainment, healthcare, and employment regions in the nation.

Today, Notre Dame College offers stimulating academics, personalized attention, small class sizes, NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics and active student life programs. A snapshot of the fall 2017 traditional Notre Dame student population shows: 45 percent female, 55 percent male; 47 percent traditional minority; 55 percent student-athletes; 54 percent live on campus; 81 percent of freshmen applicants are accepted for admission. Thirty-six percent of the students are the first in their family to attend college. This year’s student body represents 33 states and 24 foreign countries.

Meet not only our new president but also his senior leadership team.

Review Dr. Galovic’s predecessors.

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