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Rosemont College Board of Trustees Extends President Boyers’ Contract

College Relations - December 8, 2020

Rosemont College President Jayson BoyersToday Rosemont College announced that 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.

“Beyond the many accomplishments of the last six months of his Presidency, and perhaps most importantly, Dr. Boyers has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the College’s mission and values in his every action,” said Maria M. Feeley, Esq. ’93, Chair, Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I am grateful for Dr. Boyers’ service and dedication to Rosemont, and excited for the College’s future under his leadership.”

Before even officially becoming President in June, Dr. Boyers began to work in earnest on Rosemont 2020, the College’s plan to resume in-person instruction in the Undergraduate College in August. As you well know, the Plan outlined how academic and administrative operations have proceeded, and how testing protocols, quarantine capabilities, and enhanced campus cleaning procedures have been implemented in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, President Boyers established a partnership with Main Line Health to provide the Rosemont community with healthcare guidance and medical expertise as part of the campus reopening process. Deemed a success on many levels, Rosemont 2020 resulted in a very low cumulative PCR positivity rate on campus of just 3.3% at the end of in-person instruction for the Fall semester.

The pandemic has not prevented Dr. Boyers from building a sense of community at Rosemont. He initiated a weekly email called Campus Connections that is sent to students, faculty, staff, family members, and alumni on Mondays; a blog called Presidential Ponderings to explore the issues of our time; and a podcast called the POWER of small Podcast that he cohosts with the Director of Alumni Relations to discuss education and academia, religion and faith, healthcare, and social issues. In coordination with the Office of College Relations, Dr. Boyers has met with nearly 600 alumni of the College via Zoom. He’s also hosted numerous forums on campus with students, faculty, and staff members.

In September, Dr. Boyers announced the appointments of three new Vice Presidents: Yoli Alovor, PhD, Mika Nash, EdD, and Marty Mehringer. Dr. Alovor is serving as the College’s first Chief of Staff and Vice President of Diversity and Belonging. Dr. Nash is serving as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Mr. Merhinger is serving as Vice President for Finance and Administration. Just last week, he announced the February 2021 appointment of Meghan Haley as Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. These four professionals, as well as Christyn Moran ‘94, Vice President for College Relations, and Sr. Peg Doyle, SHCJ, Vice President for Mission, comprise his Leadership Team, and have brought a level of expertise and experience that will ensure the College’s future success.

In addition to what is already a very long list of accomplishments in a short time, Dr. Boyers has commissioned Dr. Alovor to initiate the Real-Talk: Transforming Diversity into Belonging project, increased faculty salaries, refocused the College’s recruitment efforts, prioritized campus improvements and enhancements, and secured a pro bono arrangement with an architectural firm to conduct a campus Master Plan.

Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is a private, coeducational Catholic institution. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. The College respects and embraces diversity and individuality and promotes students’ lifelong success. For more information, visit www.rosemont.edu.