Office of the President
Watch Dr. Boyers' Inauguration via Livestream on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Please join us via livestream for the inauguration of Dr. Jayson Boyers on Thursday, October 21. The live broadcast begins at 1 p,m., with coverage co-hosted by Pat Ciarrocchi ‘74, Co-Chair of the Centennial Committee, and Gwen Lee Owens ’83, as they provide an insider view of Rosemont’s Centennial Year and how Dr. Boyers will lead Rosemont into its century. Don’t miss this historic celebration! Click here to watch the livestream.
Jayson Boyers, EdD became the 14th President of Rosemont College on June 1, 2020. He is a strong advocate for small colleges and believes they can succeed precisely because of their size. During the last 18 months, Dr. Boyers has been working to ensure Rosemont’s success into its next 100 years.
Dr. Boyers entered his presidency at a momentous time—during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of his first initiatives as a leader was the development of Rosemont 2020, the College’s plan to resume in-person instruction in the Undergraduate College. This plan laid the groundwork for Rosemont to safely reopen the campus for the past two years. Even more notably, this past fall, he has enrolled one of the largest first-year classes in over a decade.
Dr. Boyers believes passionately that obtaining a college degree can change a life, and that small colleges have a unique opportunity to provide access to education in a distinct and purposeful way. In his short time as Rosemont’s President, he has identified creative ways for Rosemont to grow its student body while continuing to live its mission of meeting the wants of the age.
In addition, Dr. Boyers launched Rosemont Momentum, a corporate partnership program that makes Rosemont’s accredited, affordable, and accessible online education attainable to partner employees and their families; formed a partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to create a pathway for high school graduates to continue their Catholic education; commissioned the College’s first Chief of Staff and Vice President for Diversity and Belonging; refocused the College’s recruitment efforts; and developed a 10-year master plan outlining how campus housing, athletic facilities, and overall campus infrastructure will be revitalized and evolved to support an optimal student experience.
Dr. Boyers plans to continue breaking down walls between business, education, and the community with innovative programs and partnerships to position Rosemont for long-term success.
Prior to joining the Rosemont College community, Dr. Boyers was the President of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan, a position he held from 2015 to 2020. Before Cleary University, Dr. Boyers was the Vice President and Managing Director of the Division of Continuing Professional Studies for Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
In 2017, he acquired a Doctorate in Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. He holds a Master of Leadership Development degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from the University of Indianapolis.
Dr. Boyers’ appointment as President was announced to the College community on January 14, 2020, following a nationwide Presidential Search process and the unanimous approval of the College’s Board of Trustees. The news was shared in letters to the Rosemont community and supporters from outgoing College President Dr. Sharon Hirsh and Rosemont Board Chair Maria Feeley, Esq.
In December 2020, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted at their December 4 meeting to extend the contract of President Boyers for an additional two years beyond his initial three-year contract. The contract extension will provide that Dr. Boyers is in office through June of 2025.
Dr. Boyers, his wife Mandy, and their two rescue dogs, Mia and Bella, are residents of Wayne, Pennsylvania.