Keyri Ambrocio, Public Policy & Strategic Communications Specialist
Regional Leadership Council Elects Albertus Magnus College President as New Chair at Annual Meeting
New Haven, CT – September 26th, 2022 – The Regional Leadership Council met for their Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, to elect the Council’s new chair, Dr. Marc M. Camille, President of Albertus Magnus College. Dr. Camille will be succeeding James Barger, Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Executive for New England at KeyBank.
The Regional Leadership Council was formed in 1979 by ten major Chamber member CEOs and is now a consortium of 25 of the largest employers in Greater New Haven. Staffed by the Chamber, the Council sets priorities for economic development and shapes policies to foster sustained, inclusive economic growth for Greater New Haven.
“I’m honored to be asked to lead the Regional Leadership Council and to represent Albertus Magnus College in serving with my New Haven area colleagues,” said Dr. Camille. “During my time in New Haven, I’ve been proud of how the RLC has focused on economic growth and vitality for New Haven, with a growing prioritization of inclusive opportunities and initiatives. These values align with our own at Albertus, where we proudly serve a diverse student body with a commitment to preparing our graduates to be workforce ready – a need we constantly hear within New Haven and throughout Connecticut. I look forward to continuing this essential work.”
Now in his 6th year serving as the 14th President of Albertus Magnus, Dr. Camille’s thirty-four year career includes previous service at Loyola University Maryland, Xavier University (OH), University of Miami (FL) and Mount Ida College. Since his arrival at Albertus, applications for the first-year class have increased to new record totals and the College’s traditional undergraduate enrollment is up 40%, to an all-time high. As it approaches its Centennial Celebration in 2025, the College is implementing a bold new strategic plan, Albertus 2025: Lighting the Way to a Second Century, accompanied by new cutting edge academic programs, new full-time faculty hires, and investments in campus facility renovations and intercollegiate athletics. In addition to his new Regional Leadership Council role, in 2019 Dr. Camille was named to the prestigious Power 50 list by New Haven Biz. His service commitments include Board memberships for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, and serving as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group. Dr. Camille earned his Bachelor’s degree in English at Rollins College, his Master’s degree at the University of Miami, and his Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.
“The Greater New Haven region is experiencing a period of great economic growth, and with Dr. Camille as Chair, the Regional Leadership Council will continue to advocate for our region to capitalize on this growth and seek more opportunities. In this new role, Dr. Camille brings the perspective of one of our region’s critical industries, higher education, while taking on the role of shaping the region’s priorities for economic development. We are grateful for Dr. Camille’s continued involvement and overwhelming support to the Regional Leadership Council, the Chamber, and the region,” said Garrett Sheehan, President & CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
Over the years, the Council has assisted in the formation of the Regional Economic Xcelleration (REX Development) and the Town Green Special Services District. Council members participated in important initiatives such as the ICIC Inner City Business Strategy and the establishment of the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority. The RLC provides targeted support for the arts, educational issues, and regional marketing.
About Albertus Magnus College
Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a coeducational Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. Its values- and liberal arts-based education is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School. For five consecutive years, graduating classes at Albertus have achieved post-graduate employment and graduate school success at a rate of at least 95%. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students across its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree program, and 11 graduate programs. With more than half of its students coming from minority backgrounds and nearly the same percentage being the first generation college goers, Albertus is known for its innovative curricular offerings, recently launching new Bachelor’s degree programs in Game and Computer Arts, General Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Project Management, Public Health, Social Media, and Supply Chain Management; among its graduate programs is the State of Connecticut’s only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program. Just three years from its historic 100th Anniversary Year, the College is implementing its new strategic plan, Albertus 2025: Lighting the Way to a Second Century, which articulates an inspiring, bold vision, in which Albertus Magnus College “will be a destination liberal arts-based college, distinguished in its interdisciplinary and experiential approach to education, rooted in Dominican values, that prepares students for lifelong civic engagement and success.”
About the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
The Greater New Haven Chamber, whose mission is to provide value through resources and services to its partner companies and to lead regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy, serves 15 municipalities, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Established in 1794, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is one of the three oldest institutions of its kind in the United States.
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