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Meet our President

Maurice William Scherrens became Newberry College's 22nd President on August 13, 2012. Dr. Scherrens said "The opportunity to lead Newberry College is an honor and a privilege. The College has a rich history built upon a long-standing commitment to teaching and learning. We will find new paths to excellence, while we build on our existing core strengths" 

Scherrens earned his Doctorate in Higher Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Southern California; Juris Doctor (JD) from George Washington University; and both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at George Mason University, where he also taught an ethics course and a graduate finance course. Additionally, he was selected CFO of the Year for large, non-profit organizations in 2009 by Virginia Business Magazine.

Dr. Scherrens said "We have been so impressed with everyone associated from Newberry College and the surrounding community," said Scherrens. "We are excited to become a member of the Newberry College family and we look forward to sharing many successes in the upcoming years."

He and his wife, Dr. Sandy Scherrens, have four children.