Marietta College Cabinet
Dept: Office of the President
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Augustana College. Argonne National Laboratory Ph.D. organometallic chemistry Northwestern University, Indiana University
Year appointed: 2012
President Dr. Joseph W. Bruno, a native of Chicago, became Marietta College's 18th president on July 1, 2012, after 28 years in faculty and administrative roles at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Dr. Bruno takes over for Dr. Jean A. Scott, who retired after 12 years of leading Marietta.
Since joining the faculty of Wesleyan in 1984, Dr. Bruno has served in different leadership roles, including the Chair of the Chemistry Department, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, President of the university's Gamma of Connecticut chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has also served as Faculty Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee, led ongoing strategic planning for the university and, with the Chief Financial Officer, was an advisor to the Wesleyan's President on all budgetary matters.
He has taught introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, advanced electives in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and several levels of laboratory courses. While at Wesleyan, he developed an organometallic chemistry research program and authored about 60 publications and patents, most of which were coauthored with students he mentored in his lab.
Dr. Bruno received his undergraduate education from the small, liberal arts college, Augustana College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his education at Northwestern University, where he earned the PhD in Chemistry in 1983 while also holding a thesis parts appointment at Argonne National Laboratory in 1982. He also served as a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University prior to joining the faculty at Wesleyan University.
Dr. Bruno is married to Diane, a human resources consultant. They have one daughter, Lisa, a 2009 graduate of Mount Holyoke College who is a development associate at Read Alliance, a non-profit foundation that focuses on improving the academic skills of children in New York City neighborhoods.
Dr. Bruno's inauguration took place Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, during Homecoming weekend.
Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Dean of McDonough Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies
Office: MCDH 108
Degrees: Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Florida), 1991; Master's in International Journalism (Baylor University), 1986; Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Journalism (Baylor University)
Year appointed: 2011
A native of Brazil, Dr. Perruci's current research area is the impact of globalization on leadership development. He has been published widely in the area of international politics and Latin American leadership issues. Aside from his administrative duties and research, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant for colleges and corporations. He currently serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper's educational initiatives for first-year students and leadership programs. His most recent consulting assignments include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Perruci currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) – the premier association for leadership educators and scholars. For the past three years, he also has served as a member of the National Selection Committee (America's Best Leaders Project, Top American Leaders Project) convened by Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with the weekly magazine, U.S. News & World Report (2009-2010), and The Washington Post (2011). Dr. Perruci has been a frequent guest analyst for the London-based BBC World Service and Paris-based Radio France International broadcast to Brazil.
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Dept: Administration Finance
Degrees: Master of General Administration (University of Maryland) 1984, Bachelor of Science (Juniata College), 1972
Year appointed: 2001
Mr. Bryant has worked in higher education since 1974, serving in chief financial officer capacities since 1985. Mr. Bryant completed doctoral work in higher education administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City between 1985 and 1989.
Mr. Bryant began his career at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., in various positions leading to Director of Business and Operations Services. From 1985-89, he served as Business Manager and Treasurer at Rockhurst College (Kansas City, Mo.). Mr. Bryant then moved to Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) where he served as Vice President for Fiscal Affairs from 1989-96.
In 1996, he returned to Washington, D.C., as Associate Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2000, Bryant traveled abroad to the Higher College of Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the Director of Finance and Administration. He returned to the United States in 2001 and assumed his current role as Vice President for Administration and Finance at Marietta College.
Mr. Bryant and his wife, Evy, are commercial-rated pilots and avid Pittsburgh Pirates fans.
Director of Athletics
Degrees: Master of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Administration (Springfield College), Bachelor of Arts in English (Ohio Northern)
Year appointed: 2008
Mr. Hiser joined Marietta College in March of 2008. He directs all functions related to intercollegiate athletics, oversees an NCAA Division III athletics program with 18 varsity sports (nine for both men and women) and the College’s recreation center.
Prior to joining Marietta, Mr. Hiser was the Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., from 1995-2008. He played a critical role in transforming Endicott College from a two-year, women's college to a selective, co-educational four-year college. Under his watch the Gulls won 37 conference championships and participated in 47 NCAA or ECAC tournaments. Endicott also successfully launched new programs for equestrian, lacrosse and football, while improving the facilities that now rank among the finest in New England.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio Northern University in 1987, where he was an all-conference shortstop on the Polar Bears baseball team. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he was a graduate assistant. He joined Endicott College in the fall of 1994 as the Gulls first baseball coach.
The Oregon, Ohio, native is married to the former Susan Chick. The couple has two children, Dan and Allison.
Associate Vice President for Alumni and College Relations
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2012
Hub Burton brings more than sixteen years of communications, marketing and public relations experience to the Office of Alumni Relations. As an information specialist and assistant news director at the University of Maine and as associate vice president for communications and marketing at Ohio University, he has developed and implemented significant outreach campaigns to alumni, prospective students, the media and community audiences. His programs have included the development of print publications, web sites, radio and television productions, sports networks and broadcasts, media relations and satellite communications.
Prior to entering higher education, Hub pursued a sportscasting career in Arizona, North Carolina and Massachusetts covering everything from the Final Four to the World Series, Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Playoffs. A 1976 graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV production, Hub completed his master’s in journalism at Ohio University in 2001.
His outside interests include the activities of his twin son and daughter as well as journalism history. Hub and his wife, Kelli, reside in Pickerington.
Vice President for Student Life
Dept: Marietta College Cabinet
Office: Andrews Hall
Degrees: Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Technology Leadership (University of Montana), Master of Education in Counseling (McDaniel College), Bachelor of Science in History and Education (Mount St. Mary's)
Year appointed: 2010
Dr. Pastoor has more than 30 years of student affairs experience in higher education, including 20 years as vice president at four institutions. He also brings a wealth of experience in student life, including the development of first-year seminar programs, campus housing, judicial systems, academic warning programs, and a four-year learning model for student affairs integrated with academic learning outcomes.
He joined Marietta College in January of 2010. At Marietta, he is directly responsible for the direction and management of a comprehensive student affairs program serving 1,500 undergraduate students.
Pastoor, who from 2005-2009 was the President of St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, Md., will focus on campus life, residential life, student well-being and health and other areas that impact student success and overall experience.
From 2002-04, Pastoor was Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of San Diego. He was Vice President for Student Life at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., from 1995-2002, and Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., from 1987-95.
Pastoor is married to Ann Marie Lynch, and they have three children, Thomas, Tully, and Marijka.
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Advisor for Study Abroad
Dept: Study Abroad Program
Office: THMS 210
Degrees: Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics (Ohio State), Master's in Spanish linguistics (Ohio State), Bachelor's in biology (Ohio State)
Year appointed: 1998
Dr. Danford was born and raised in southeastern Ohio. He has participated in summer programs in Toledo, Spain, was director of the OSU study abroad programs in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Toledo, Spain.
For two years he lived in Madrid, Spain, teaching, English as a foreign language while completing a portion of doctoral coursework. Dr. Danford taught Spanish at Ohio State, Montclair (N.J.) State and Ohio University before joining Marietta College as a full-time professor in August 1998.
He is currently an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Coordinator of Study Abroad.
He is also working on English-language translation of a 17th-century Jesuit missionary catalog of cultural differences between the Japanese and Europeans.
Dr. Danford became a tenured faculty member in the fall of 2007.