Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich is the 20th president of Marietta College through the 2023-24 academic year. Appointed by the Board of Trustees, she is charged with the full responsibilities of the presidency and will focus on assuring that the College achieves its strategic goals in collaboration with the Marietta College community.
An experienced and innovative leader in higher education, Dr. Drugovich most recently served as president of Hartwick College, retiring from that role in 2022 after 14 years.
Hartwick is a private liberal arts college educating 1,100 students in central New York. Under Drugovich’s leadership, the college community designed its signature FlightPath initiative for future-focused student support and readiness. She also led the development of the college’s first three graduate programs.
Dr. Drugovich collaborated with the community, foundation, and state leaders to create the now-renowned Center for Craft Food & Beverage and the associated Grain Innovation Center. She strengthened the college’s finances and physical plant with a master facilities plan, a successful bond offering, a record-setting comprehensive campaign, and major renovations to campus. Dr. Drugovich addressed college affordability with major fundraising for scholarships and collaborating to create a Three Year Degree option in most majors.
Dr. Drugovich successfully led the Hartwick community through the pandemic, charging a campus-wide Strategic Response Team, developing and enforcing clear safety guidelines, and personally communicating with all college community members weekly.
Before Hartwick, Dr. Drugovich served as the vice president for strategic communication and university enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University. Before that, she was the dean of admission and financial aid at Bryant University in Rhode Island. She began her higher education career working in healthcare policy research at the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.
President Drugovich earned a doctor of management from Case Western University, where she was named a Fellow of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She earned a master’s in medical sociology from Brown University and a bachelor’s in experimental psychology from Albertus Magnus College. She and her wife, Elizabeth, have two children.