MacMurray College launches search for its 17th President

MacMurray College has begun the national search for its next President. Dr. Mark Tierno announced his intentions to retire on February 23, 2019, and completed his four-year term as MacMurray's 16th President on June 30, 2019.

Board of Trustees Chair Charlie O'Connell stated, "Mark will undoubtedly be missed, but we understand and support his decision. His role over the past four years has been crucial and he will forever have MacMurray's collective gratitude. Mark may not have had the longest tenure, but his time here was impactful, and his legacy is certainly distinguished. We are all grateful for the experience he brought and guidance he’s provided."

Currently, Dr. Beverly Rodgers, former provost and vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Life for the College, is serving as Interim President.

"I am honored to continue the good work of Dr. Tierno," Rodgers stated. "We are not standing still and will continue to move forward on infrastructure, curriculum growth, new faculty and staff, and fundraising."

The search process for MacMurray's next President will be an all-encompassing and collaborative effort involving stakeholders throughout the MacMurray College community.

We welcome suggestions for possible candidates for the presidency of MacMurray College. Please send your nominations to Please include contact information, if available. These names will be held in the strictest confidence.

Thank you for your interest in our presidential search and in MacMurray College.

Debbie Trueblood '99
Sandy Watson '72
Trustees and Co-Chairs, Presidential Search Committee