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Walter Iwanenko Jr., Ph.D., an occupational therapist and epidemiologist whose six-year tenure as Gannon University’s provost and vice president for student experience has earned him a reputation as a creative problem solver and an advocate for
academic excellence, has been selected as the university’s eighth president.
All members of the Gannon community are invited to engage in the presidential search process through surveys, focus groups, open campus forum sessions, and targeted interviews with various populations on campus and in the community.
Gannon’s approach has been designed to ensure a legitimate, authentic, open process. Find out more about our committee, timeline and the strategic steps we are taking throughout this search.
Strategic Plan 2021-2025
Share in key presidential updates as a milestone in our university history advances forward.
President's ReflectionNews ReleaseBoard of Trustees Statement
The opening of a new academic year is always a time of transition and opportunity to take stock in our journey to this place in time and to look forward to what adventures lie ahead. This year will be a particularly special one of transition for
me as I will step down as president on June 30, 2023. These 18 years of service as a member of the Gannon Community have been an incredible privilege. My six years as provost and what will be 12 years as your president have truly been life
changing for me and for the Taylor family. I have been blessed to personally experience the transformation we seek in our students, in ourselves, and in those around us.