Marist names new president

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Dr. Kevin Weinman

POUGHKEEPSIE – Marist College has a new president.

Kevin Weinman, Ph.D., has been named the fifth president of the own of Poughkeepsie-based four-year school.

Weinman is currently chief financial and administrative officer at Amherst College.

He will take over the role from President Dennis Murray, who has led the college for nearly 40 years.

Ross Mauri, chairman of the Marist Board of Trustees and chairman of the Presidential Search Committee called Weinman “a dynamic and inspiring leader who combines the best of the liberal arts tradition and professional practice.”

Mauri said Weinman “has a highly collaborative approach to governance and a truly impressive breadth of experience as a senior administrator, strategist, communicator, and scholar.”  He is also “a charismatic and caring leader with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and educational opportunity,” said Mauri.

Amherst President Biddy Martin said Marist “will have an exceptionally talented leader and a gem of a human being.”