Mary-Beth Cooper, a vice president at Rochester Institute of Technology with an extensive collection of academic degrees, has been named the 13th president of Springfield College by a unanimous vote by the Springfield College Board of Trustees.
will assume her
duties at Springfield College
on or before Sept. 1.
"I am thrilled to join the Springfield College community," said Cooper
"The College has such a meaningful mission and renowned reputation and I am honored to have been selected to serve as its next president."
Cooper currently serves as senior vice president for student affairs at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology.
provides leadership for a broad-based campus life program, including intercollegiate athletics, and has extensive experience in fundraising.
Cooper also serves as distinguished lecturer in the College of Business and as an adjunct professor in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, according to a biography provided by Springfield College.
Cooper earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware, a master's of science in education from the University of Georgia, a doctorate in college and university administration from Michigan State University, a master's of business administration from the University of Rochester and a doctor of management from Case Western Reserve University.
has also completed two leadership certificate programs offered by Harvard University
in Springfield will be her husband, David Cooper.