The Rochester College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Brian Stogner, former interim president and provost, to serve as the college’s 10th president, effective March 1, 2017.

The Board of Trustees selected Stogner because of his academic leadership, extensive history with and service to the college, and most importantly, his commitment to the mission of the college.

“Dr. Stogner brings a disciplined, spiritual and academic approach to leadership that is critical in today’s culture to develop citizens for future service to their communities,” said Robert Chambers, Chairman of the Rochester College Board of Trustees. “Stogner’s understanding of our Christian heritage along with his knowledge of the college and of our community further confirm he is the leader we need to help Rochester College’s faculty and staff fulfill their mission.”

In recent years, Dr. Stogner has made impactful contributions in the development of academic programs, including leading major initiatives that helped start the highly regarded nursing school and teaching programs. Since Stogner was appointed as interim president in August 2016, he has continued to play an integral role in Rochester College’s growth and expanding community involvement, including Lake Norcentra Park, the Rochester Community Mural Project, and Garth Pleasant Arena.

Rochester College is now more involved with the community and more recognized than it has been in its history of more than 50 years. Dr. Stogner has contributed to this great progress and has seen it develop over time, as he has a long history with the college, having taught there for 18 years, served as its chief academic officer for two years, and most recently served as interim president and provost.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to accept this position,” said Dr. Stogner. “I am dedicated to this school and its surrounding community, and am committed to providing leadership that will help take Rochester College to the next level of both academic and spiritual excellence.”