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Antioch College Names New President

On Wednesday, Antioch College announced that Dr. Thomas “Tom” Manley will serve as the school's president beginning in March 2016. The college's current president, Mark Roosevelt, will step down on December 31, 2015, at the end of his five-year contract.

Manley has served as president of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) since 2003, and his accomplishments in that role include a successful brick-and-mortar expansion and cultivation of the largest gift to an arts organization in Oregon’s history. Prior to  leadingPNCA, Manley spent over 20 years at Southern California's Claremont Colleges includingPitzerCollege, a small liberal arts college that emphasizes social justice and social responsibility, where he held a variety of administrative posts and served as a member of the faculty.

Manley will be Antioch College's second president since the college reopened in 2011 following a three-year closure.

“While there have been better resourced colleges, certainly, none that I know of has been braver and more steadfast over time in delivering a liberal arts education aimed so squarely at making a difference in the world,” said Manley.

“In my view, nothing is more imperative than the success of Antioch College at this time, and I am deeply honored to be selected as the College's new president. The determined work of alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, students and President Mark Roosevelt and his dedicated senior team has been nothing less than inspirational since the decision to reopen. I am very much looking forward to contributing to this ongoing effort."

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