OCICU President's Advisory Committee
President of College of Mount St. Joseph - Cincinnati, Ohio
Dr. Tony Aretz is the sixth president of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Since joining the Mount, the University has launched several new academic programs, including a second doctorate program and its first fully online program. Prior to joining the Mount, Dr. Aretz served as the academic vice president at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Aretz also spent 17 years on the faculty of the United States Air Force Academy.
Dr. Aretz earned a bachelor's degree in human factors engineering and counseling from the United States Air Force Academy, a master's degree in applied behavioral science in human factors from Wright State University and a doctorate in engineering psychology from University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Aretz retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 28 years.
President of Alvernia College - Reading, Pennsylvania
Dr. Thomas F. Flynn is the sixth president of Alvernia College. Prior his appointment as president in July 2005, he served as the senior advisor for the Council of Independent Colleges at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. Dr. Flynn also served nine years at Millikin University in Illinois as president, provost and professor of English. He also spent fourteen years on the faculty of Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland.
A native of Boston, Dr. Flynn earned a B.A. in English at Boston College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Harvard University's Institute of Educational Management and New Presidents' Institute and has spent a sabbatical in the President's Office at Georgetown University, where he assisted on strategic planning and a symposium on Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
President of Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, Florida
Dr. Kirk assumed the presidency of Saint Leo University in January 1997. He was previously the president of Keuka College in New York for 13 years. Dr. Kirk brings to Saint Leo an extensive educational background as well as in-depth experience in leading colleges through periods of change. Since his arrival, the University's enrollment has increased, the graduation rate of athletes has increased significantly, and a new management information system is in place to better serve the University's 12,000+ students at 16 extension locations. The University - which has regional Centers in five states, an on-line degree completion program as well as sites at several corporate locations - has spent the past year in strategic planning and is currently developing a comprehensive master plan for its University Campus.
Dr. Kirk received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in administration and supervision from Kean College of New Jersey. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University.