President Drugovich Named Chair of Empire 8 President's Council

President Drugovich Named Chair of Empire 8 President's Council

January 30, 2014Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich has been elected Chair of the President's Council of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference (E8).

Drugovich was elected unanimously when the Council met for its annual meeting in December 2013. Her two-year term as chair begins July 1 when she will replace current chair Dr. Daan Braveman, president of Nazareth College.

"We are very fortunate that Dr. Drugovich has agreed to serve as the Chair of the Empire 8 President's Council," said President Braveman. "She is a strong advocate for Division III athletics and for our conference."

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Dr. Drugovich became the tenth president of Hartwick College in July 2008, after serving in various senior administrative and research roles at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryant University, and the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. She has served on various non-profit boards and community and educational organizations, including the Alumni Advisory Council for the Doctor of Management Program at Case Western Reserve University, the Board of Trustees of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the Executive Council of the American Council on Education Women's Network, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Committee on Accountability.

"President Drugovich has a deep commitment to Empire 8 and NCAA Division III values," stated Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. "Her insight on intercollegiate athletics and higher education coupled with exceptional leadership will certainly make her a tremendous leader for Empire 8."

Hartwick participates in 14 sports as part of the Empire 8: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's lacrosse, women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Hartwick College Contact: Chris Gondek, Assistant Director - Athletics Communication
Phone: 607-431-4703

Empire 8 Contact: Janelle Feuz, Associate Commissioner
Phone: 585-236-3718