(Poughkeepsie, NY)--Marist College President David Yellen is out.Yellen announced his resignation today from the four year college in Poughkeepsie. Yellen became the fourth President at Marist in July of 2016.
Yellen commented, “I am very proud of the many things that were accomplished during my time at Marist. I am sorry that I will not be here to see these things come to fruition, as I am sure they will, but I am extremely grateful for this experience and for the wonderful support I received from many at Marist.” Ross Mauri, Chair of the Board of Trustees stated that “we wish David and Leslie the best as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.” After a sabbatical, Yellen will pursue other leadership positions in higher education.
The Marist Board is naming former President Dennis Murray as interim President.Murray previously served at Marist for 37 years.Marist Board President Mauri indicated that Board members in the coming months will begin consulting with faculty, students, alumni and others regarding the timetable and selection process for a new President.