February 24, 2014
College of Saint Benedict President MaryAnn Baenninger has been hired as the next president of Drew University, a national liberal arts university in Madison, N.J. Baenninger announced in October 2013 that she would step down from her role as CSB president effective June 30. She will begin her position at Drew on July 21.
"As I explained when I announced that this would be my last year at CSB, my husband and I want to be close to our family at this time in our lives. This is a perfect 'fit' for both Drew and for me. The university has a rich history, very strong academic programs, and an abiding sense of community," Baenninger said. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve Drew and to get to know the members of its community."
"The CSB Board of Trustees is delighted that MaryAnn has accepted another college presidential position, especially one so close to her immediate and extended family," said Lynn Newman, chair of the CSB Board of Trustees. "She is a strong leader and an exceptional person. We know that she will serve Drew University well, and we wish her nothing but the best in her new endeavor."
The College of Saint Benedict presidential search committee continues to move forward in the process of hiring Baenninger's replacement and expects to conclude the search by the end of March.