Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Gateways to Understanding: Listening to and Engaging Diverse Audiences in a City of Confluence


Dr. Mark Lombardi is the tenth President of Maryville University and has served since 2007.  During his tenure, Maryville University has doubled enrollment to over 7,000 students hailing from 50 states and 50 countries.  US News & World Report has named Maryville one of the 20 fastest growing private Universities in the nation and in 2013 and 2014 named Maryville the #1 Overperforming University in the country. In addition, Maryville has also been ranked in the top 15% of Universities nationwide for ROI for three consecutive years. Dr. Lombardi is a noted author, publishing several articles and three books, one of which is now in its 9th edition.  Dr. Lombardi earned a PhD and master’s degree in political science and international relations from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Purdue University.