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James E. Bundschuh
President, Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia

James E. Bundschuh, Marymount’s fifth president, has led the university since July 2001. His prior experience includes serving as professor of Chemistry and vice president for Academic Affairs at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and as professor of Chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Louis University, his undergraduate alma mater. In 1973-74, Dr. Bundschuh was a visiting professor at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Saint Louis University; his doctorate, also in Chemistry, is from Duquesne University.

Under President Bundschuh’s leadership, Marymount has achieved strong enrollments and a secure financial position. A comprehensive strategic plan has guided all University endeavors, from campus infrastructure improvements to the development of new academic programs and student services. During his tenure Marymount has added an undergraduate Honors Program and two clinical doctoral programs, the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Nursing Practice. The University has also established programs in growing fields like Forensic Science, Forensic Computing, and Computer Security and Information Assurance. Partnerships with businesses and organizations in the greater Washington, DC, region extend the reach of Marymount programs and provide the University’s students with valuable hands-on experience.

The University has also undertaken a $20 million capital campaign and construction of two new buildings – a 52,000 square-foot academic hall and six-story residence hall – to be built over underground parking. These new facilities will open in fall 2010 and will strengthen the University’s academic offerings and enrich the campus-life experience for Marymount’s students.

President Bundschuh has been an active participant in community organizations. He currently serves on the Washington Board of Trade, the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council, and the boards of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Within the academic community, Dr. Bundschuh has served on the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University, the Board of Directors of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and the Advisory Council of the United States General Command and Staff College. A past president of Central States Universities, Inc., and of the St. Louis Research Council, he is now chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and also serves on the boards of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He is a member of the American Chemical Society; Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society; and Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society.

In 2005, Dr. Bundschuh was inducted into the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne University Alumni.

June 2010