Mercyhurst College trustees renew Gamble's contract for five years

Dr. Thomas J. Gamble has been awarded a five-year renewal of his contract as president of Mercyhurst College, according to action taken at today’s board of trustees fall meeting.


“Dr. Gamble’s tenure to date has been marked by exceptional leadership and outstanding performance,” said Marlene Mosco, board chair. “Despite trying economic times, Dr. Gamble’s leadership has carried Mercyhurst into a period of growth and progress. Clearly, we believe he is the right individual to take us into the future and advance the college on all fronts, especially during this historical moment in time as we move forward on our transition to university status.”

Gamble became the 11th president of Mercyhurst College March 1, 2006. Under his leadership, the college has experienced increased enrollment, unprecedented fundraising performance, improved quality of academic programs, marked gains in sustainability, enhanced academic facilities, enriched student life, and enormous growth in community, regional and international involvement.

“I am grateful to the board for their confidence in me and I am eager to do all I can to advance the stature of Mercyhurst; we are truly a college on the move,” Gamble said. “In moving forward, it is incumbent upon us all to fulfill the obligations of our mission and the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, which I look forward to doing in the years ahead.”
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