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DR. RONALD NOWACZYK

PRESIDENT
FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

When Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk was named president of Frostburg State University in 2016, he brought with him more than 40 years experience in higher education, including as an educator and in numerous administrative roles. During his time at the university, he has put together a comprehensive strategy for the higher education institution. He has also worked to improve student success and strengthen community outreach efforts.

What’s the most important thing you do in your job?
To empower my leadership team, faculty and staff to take the lead in helping students achieve their career dreams and be productive citizens.

Who was your most significant mentor and what did you learn from that person?
President Emeritus David Roselle, University of Delaware. Dave demonstrated a calm and focused approach to leadership in higher education with a focus on the important challenges and opportunities.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
It would likely be working in the tech industry. My background is in cognitive psychology with a research interest in human-computer interactions and teamwork in engineering design.