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Marshall to begin VP position in March

Richard Marshall, currently vice president for finance and administration/CFO at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., has been named Monmouth College’s new vice president for business and finance.
A native of Illinois, Marshall will begin his position the week of March 10. He succeeds Don Gladfelter, who retired from his 36-year career at Monmouth on Dec. 31. Controller Deb Clark is handling the duties of the office in the interim.
“Richard was selected from a strong national pool,” said Monmouth College president Mauri Ditzler. “One of the credentials that stood out was his range of experience as a vice president at a number of private colleges.”
Marshall’s first VP stint came in 1986 at MacMurrary College in Jacksonville. He held the vice president for business affairs position until 1998, when he joined the Vermont state college system as the dean of administration at Castleton State College. Marshall left Castleton in 2001 to become vice president for finance and administration at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, and he also served five years as vice president for administration and finance/CFO at Barton College in North Carolina before moving on to Franklin Pierce University in 2010.
Marshall’s career in higher education began in 1978 as a faculty member at MacMurray. He has also performed business and higher education consulting over the years, partnering with another member of the MacMurray business faculty to establish a business consulting firm and a collections agency that served clients in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio for more than 10 years.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve Monmouth College,” said Marshall, who has an MBA from the University of Illinois-Springfield. “My visit to campus during the search process confirmed that Monmouth is a very collegial community founded on strong traditions and committed to providing its students an exemplary educational experience. The campus community is very positive about the future of the institution, and I look forward to helping the College achieve its vision.”
Marshall completed two undergraduate degrees at Illinois College, majoring in history and in economics and business, and he has completed the Society for College and University Planning’s Planning Institute.