Office of the President

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The University co-presidents jointly serve as the chief executive officer and the chief planning officer. The co-presidents share responsibility for the definition and attainment of goals, for administrative action, and for operating the communications system that links the components of the academic community. The co-presidents are the official advisor to, and executive agent of, the Board of Trustees.

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5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Dr. Bill Brownsberger

William “Bill” Brownsberger, STD, was unanimously selected as the 12th president of Saint Martin’s University following a competitive nationwide search by the University Board of Trustees. Dr. Brownsberger currently serves as the vice president of academic affairs and workforce solutions at Mountain Empire Community College in Virginia. He will assume the presidency on July 1.

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The below announcement was sent to the campus community on September 20, 2023:

Dear campus community,

It is our pleasure to share with you that the Board of Trustees has appointed Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B., and Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., to serve as Interim Co-Presidents of Saint Martin’s University. Both leaders bring a combined wealth of experience, commitment to student success, and unwavering dedication to our university.

Father Kilian currently serves as Acting President. Prior, he served as the Vice President of Mission Integrity. Over the decades, he has faithfully served in numerous leadership positions including Dean of Students and Registrar, as well as a longtime faculty member.

Dr. Heynderickx served as the 10th President of Saint Martin’s University for 14 years. During his tenure, the University grew with climbing enrollment; launched innovative academic programs; built state-of-the-art buildings, labs and classrooms; and increased the institution’s endowment and fundraising.

We are also in the process of launching the national search for the next president. The search firm RH Perry & Associates will work in collaboration with the university search committee.

Please join us in welcoming Father Kilian and Dr. Heynderickx to their new roles.

+Marion Nguyen, O.S.B.
Chancellor, Saint Martin's University
Abbot, St. Martin's Abbey

Medrice Coluccio
Chair, Board of Trustees
Saint Martin's University

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