MC'S 12th president introduced to community Thursday

MC’s 12th president introduced to community Thursday 

Feb. 11, 2020

Alumni, friends, partners and members of Maryville College’s campus community are invited to meet the school’s 12th president on Thurs., Feb. 13, in the Clayton Center for the Arts.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. An informal meet-and-greet will follow in the lobby and galleries adjacent to the auditorium.

For people unable to attend in person, a video of the event will be live-streamed on the College’s Facebook page and later uploaded to the College’s YouTube channel.

“Members of the Board of Directors are confident that this next president of Maryville College will build on the successes of President Bogart and take the College boldly into its third century,” stated Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan, chairperson of the College’s Board of Directors and co-chair of the College’s Presidential Search Committee, in an memo distributed to the campus community on Monday. “We ask for you to join us in welcoming our 12th president and recommitting yourself to the important work ahead.”

Maryville College’s current president, Dr. William T. “Tom” Bogart, announced in July that the 2019-2020 academic year would be his last at the school. His tenure began in 2010.

The new president will begin work at the College July 1.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”