FOND DU LAC, Wis. - The Marian University Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Robert A. Fale, who has been serving the University as Interim President since mid-June 2013, has accepted their invitation to remain in office through June 2016.
Fale was appointed Interim President following the resignation of Dr. Steven DiSalvo, with the original intent that a presidential search would result in a new president selected to take office July 1, 2014. Several initiatives are underway or have begun that would benefit from continuity in the leadership of the University, including strengthening community relationships; providing strategic leadership to the institution; and continuing to live the legacy of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Agnes through sharing the mission and core values of the University.
"We are very pleased that Bob Fale has agreed to provide leadership to Marian for an extended period," said Eric Stone, chair of Marian's Board of Trustees. "His experience as a president and CEO is serving Marian very well, and we would like to see the institution continue to benefit from his expertise during this critical juncture."
"I am honored by the confidence the Board has placed in me by inviting me to extend my service to Marian," said Fale. "Although I am new to higher education, I am very familiar with accreditation in the healthcare setting and believe my background in continuous improvement and process development will aid the University. We want Marian to continually strive to give students the best educational experience possible."
A presidential search committee will continue in order to develop a succession plan for the presidency.