Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D. assumed the presidency of Misericordia University on July 1, 2013. He is the 13th president in the institution’s 89-year history.
Dr. Botzman has served as vice president for business and finance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland from 2004 to 2013, where he was also a professor of economics. His areas of responsibility have included finance, human resources, facilities and maintenance, information technology, government relations, athletics, sailing, and public safety. He also held the title of interim vice president for development and secretary to the Board of Trustees in 2009-10.
Dr. Botzman previously served for 15 years on the faculty at Mount Union College in Ohio. Botzman also held the role of associate academic dean during the 2003-04 academic year and directed international studies from 1993 to 1997. He was a visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of the Americas in Mexico City, Mexico, teaching there four times from 1992 through 1996. He was named an American Council on Education Fellow in 2002. Dr. Botzman worked in private industry prior to becoming a faculty member and is the inventor of 12 U.S. patents.