Rose Hulman Names New President

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Rose-Hulman officials are pleased to announce that they have finally named their new president of the college.

On Thursday, the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees, voted unanimously to name Robert A. Coons as the institute’s 16th president, effective immediately.

This comes after just a week after Rose’s president Jom Conwell announced his resignation on November 7th. Conwell stated the reason for his sudden departure was due to a family crisis.

Coons is no stranger to Rose Hulman, and has nearly 30 years of service to the campus. He recently served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer for the last six years. He also served as interim president during the 2012-13 school year; was chief administrative officer from 2005 to 2012; and formerly served as vice president for business and finance, and controller.

His education background is also very impressive, a master‘s of business administration from Indiana State University, a bachelor’s in business from Indiana University, and a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Institute for Education Management.

“Rob is well prepared for this key leadership role, and the Board of Trustees has full confidence that he is the right person to keep Rose-Hulman moving forward in meeting its future challenges,” said Board Chair Niles Noblitt. “Rob has earned the respect of trustees, faculty, staff and alumni, and many encouraged the trustees to select him.”

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