Margaret Drugovich

Chair, Nominating Committee

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Hartwick College

President: Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich took office as the tenth president of Hartwick College in 2008. Previously she served as vice president of strategic communications and university enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University.

An advocate of study in the liberal arts that is enhanced by practice and experience, Dr. Drugovich is dedicated to presenting students with an expansive, flexible, and practical education that will prepare them well for futures characterized by accelerated change and innovation. She believes that an experience-enhanced liberal arts education is the most powerful way to prepare, no matter what direction these students may choose.

With national attention on access and affordability, Dr. Drugovich focuses the Hartwick community on the lasting value of the student experience. Highlights of her tenure to date include the introduction of the Three Year Degree Program that saves families a full year’s cost of attendance, a comprehensive fundraising campaign with a primary objective of increased support for endowed scholarships, strategic planning that captures the community’s sense of a sustainable vision for the College’s future, the introduction of innovative programs such as the Center for Craft Food & Beverage that leverage the College’s intellectual capacity to enhance the region’s economic development, and campus facilities improvements that address student interests while preserving the aesthetic beauty of the Hartwick campus.

Dr. Drugovich earned the Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University, where she also served as a Fellow of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.  She received her master's degree in medical sociology from Brown University and her bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from Albertus Magnus College.