Board of Trustees Extends President James Mullen’s Term Through June 2026

Hartwick College is pleased to announce that James H. Mullen, Jr., who has been serving as interim president since December 2023, will continue his leadership role as president through June 2026. This decision comes at the enthusiastic and unanimous request of the Hartwick College Board of Trustees.

Under President Mullen’s leadership, Hartwick College has continued to make strides in enrollment and retention, academic program development, and philanthropy, contributing to greater financial sustainability. The progress in these areas has been remarkable and sets a strong foundation for the College’s future.

“The coming years promise to be transformative for Hartwick. With the recent public launch of the $50 Million Together, We Soar campaign and other important efforts, we are thrilled that Jim and his wife, Mari, have agreed to delay their well-earned retirement just a little longer and will continue to steer us toward a bright and prosperous future,” said Kathy Fallon ’88, chair of the Hartwick College Board of Trustees.

The board will initiate the search for a new president at the start of the 2025-26 academic year.

President Mullen expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to continue his leadership at Hartwick College. “Mari and I have truly fallen in love with Hartwick College and its vibrant community. The dedication, passion, and resilience of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni have been incredibly inspiring. We are both thrilled to be part of this exceptional place for another year and to contribute to the continued growth and success of Hartwick.”

June 18, 2024

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