Dear Pioneer Family,

We are getting very close to one of the most anticipated moments I have had since becoming the president of this very special place: the return of our students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our faculty and staff have been working very hard to plan for this return to in-person learning and on-campus living, and there are a number of changes and enhancements that have been made to make this possible. I want to make sure our entire community — students, employees, family members, alumni and supporters — understands the progress we have made toward this momentous occasion and what we all must continue to do to give us the best chance of keeping in-person learning throughout the year.

I invite you to join our live Q&A session on Wednesday, July 15th, starting at 1:30 p.m. You can watch updates from Provost Janet Bland, VP of Student Life & Diversity Richard Danford, Senior VP for Finance & Administrative Services Michele Marra, Athletics Director Larry Hiser and me on the College’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages, as well as submit your questions in the comments sections.

As always, I appreciate the support you have shown Marietta College and look forward to seeing everyone back on campus this fall.

Bring Forth A Pioneer!

Bill Ruud
President and Professor of Management