Marian University’s President Manion announces resignation


Brenda Ordoñez, Writer, Social Media Coordinator

The Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) at Marian University announced on April 3 the Presidential resignation of Dr. Andrew Manion.  

The OMC said Dr. Manion had served as President of the University since 2016 and is now resigning to pursue other professional opportunities.  

In an email addressed to faculty and staff from Dr. Manion he states, “This has been a difficult decision and was not made lightly. My decision has nothing whatsoever to do with the current coronavirus crisis, which we will make it through as a community stronger than ever.” 

However, Dr. Manion will not be traveling far from Marian’s campus in Fond du LacOn April 9, Edgewood College in Madison announced that Dr. Manion has been hired to become its college’s 9th president 

According to Edgewood CollegeDr. Manion will assume his role on June 1 

Dr. Manion states, “I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented faculty, staff and trustees on behalf of our hard-working students…The Edgewood College community has done a lot in recent years to prepare for the next chapter and I am excited to become part of this important work.” 

Marian University’s Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) thank Dr. Manion for his years of service at Marian, and CSA says that, “Much has been accomplished during his time of leadership.

The CSA confirms that they have begun the search to find a new presidential candidate. 

The Board of Trustees reports that Dr. Michelle Majewski will assume the role of Acting President of Marian the University effective immediately while they continue their search for a president.

According to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Majewski has served for 29 years in a variety of roles at the University including full-time faculty member, chairperson, dean, and professor emerita. 

The Board of Trustees Chair Sister Hertha Longo said, “Majewski’s extensive experience at Marian University will benefit the University during this time of transition.” 

Dr. Manion says, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Marian’s president for the past four years, Amy and I are grateful to all of you for your support and friendship during our time here.”