Norwich University Trustees accept Dr Anarumo’s resignation, appoint Dr Karen Gaines Acting President

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Dr. Mark Anarumo became Norwich University's 24th President in June 2020.

Norwich University Board of Trustees Statement: Dr. Mark Anarumo became Norwich University's 24th President in June 2020. He served the University with enthusiasm, especially during the COVID pandemic, and connected closely with many of the University's communities. 

On November 29, 2023, the Norwich University Board of Trustees was informed of some actions by Dr. Anarumo that may have violated University policies. Board leadership immediately initiated an independent outside investigation. When preliminary findings from the investigation were available and it was clear he violated Norwich’s core guiding values and University policy, Dr. Anarumo was placed on paid leave. Before the investigation report was finalized, Dr. Anarumo tendered his resignation, effective January 4, 2024, which was accepted by the Board of Trustees on January 9, 2024. 

Dr. Karen Gaines, University Provost and Dean of the Faculty, has been appointed Acting President. The Board of Trustees is actively engaged in determining the next steps for moving forward. 

About Norwich University 

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

January 9, 2024. NORTHFIELD, Vt. –Norwich University