Mark Lombardi, Ph. D.
Board Member
  • Board Member

President, Maryville University

Dr. Mark Lombardi is the tenth President of Maryville University and has served since 2007. During his tenure, Maryville University has doubled enrollment to over 7,000 students hailing from 50 states and 55 countries.  US News & World Report has named Maryville one of the 20 fastest growing private Universities in the nation and in 2013 and 2014 named Maryville the #1 Overperforming University in the country. In addition, Maryville has also been ranked in the top 15% of Universities nationwide for ROI for three consecutive years.Dr. Mark Lombardi is the tenth President of Maryville University and has served since 2007.  During his tenure, Maryville University has doubled enrollment to over 7,000 students hailing from 50 states and 55 countries.  US News & World Report has named Maryville one of the 20 fastest growing private Universities in the nation and in 2013 and 2014 named Maryville the #1 Overperforming University in the country. In addition, Maryville has also been ranked in the top 15% of Universities nationwide for ROI for three consecutive years.

For over 25 years, at three different institutions, Dr. Lombardi has served as a tenured faculty member in political science and international relations, Department Chair, Director of International Programs, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and President. Dr. Lombardi also served as Executive Director of the U.S.-Africa Education Foundation.

In addition to fundraising initiatives that have netted over $150 million dollars for projects in the arts, academic learning space, international programs, learning technology and student services, Dr. Lombardi has done over 200 interviews for radio and television on politics, international issues as well as innovation and the future of higher education. Dr. Lombardi is a noted author, publishing several articles and three books, one of which is now in its 9th edition.

Dr. Lombardi earned a PhD and master’s degree in political science and international relations from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Purdue University.