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Our Leadership

Meet Our President

Dr. Maurice William Scherrens

Newberry College's 22nd President

Inaugurated: August 13, 2012

Home State: Michigan

Spouse: Sandy Scherrens, Ed.D.

Dr. Maurice William Scherrens

Educational Background

Ed.D. | University of Southern California

J.D. | The George Washington University

MBA | Central Michigan University

B.S. | Central Michigan University


Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer | George Mason University

Under President Scherrens' Leadership, Newberry has:

  • Added the following undergraduate degree programs:

    • Business Administration (Online)

    • Computer Science

    • Criminal Justice (Traditional & Online)

    • Digital Marketing

    • Exercise Science

    • Health Science

    • Health Care Management (Online)

    • Neuroscience

    • Nutrition

    • Psychology Online

    • Public & Nonprofit Administration

    • Respiratory Therapy online degree-completion

    • RN-to-BSN online degree-completion

    • Special Education

  • Established Newberry College's master's division and launched the following graduate programs:

    • M.S. in Organizational Development & Leadership

    • M.S. in Sport Management & Leadership

    • M.A. in Criminal Justice
  • Launched and nearly completed the most comprehensive capital campaign in College history

    • Transformed the abandoned Speers Street Elementary School into the Center for Teacher Education

    • Constructed Pearson Residence Hall, the Melvin & Dollie Younts Athletic Performance Center, and opened a new campus bookstore on the site of the beloved Dopey's Cafe

    • Renovated Kaufmann HallWiles ChapelBrokaw HallCromer Hall

    • Partnered with the City of Newberry to open the Oakland Tennis Center, home of Wolves Tennis

    • Launched construction on a new Nursing & Health Science Center at the corner of College and Evans streets, and Phase II of the Herren Stadium renovations, a new athletic field house

  • Introduced new sports, including:

    • Women's Acrobatics & Tumbling

    • Women's Field Hockey

    • Men's Lacrosse

    • Men's & Women's Track & Field

    • Esports

    • Women's Triathlon

    • Women's Rugby

    • Women's Wrestling

"Attending Newberry College is a game changer for our students. They may come from many different circumstances and walks of life, but we teach them to DREAM BIG. We meet them wherever they are and get them where they need to be to make their dreams a reality."

— Dr. Maurice Scherrens

Executive Council

This honorable team is made up of reliable leaders who keep Newberry College running smoothly. Please feel free to contact them.

Board of Trustees

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