Dr. William T. “Tom” Bogart, President of Columbia College, will address the Columbia Rotary Club on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm at Seawell’s in Columbia.
Dr. Bogart joined Columbia College as its twentieth president in October. Among his principal tasks is transitioning from an all-female to a co-ed institution. Dr. Bogart joined Columbia College after a 10-year presidency at Maryville College, in Maryville Tennessee. An accomplished academician, Bogart earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Economics from Princeton University. He has been an effective, innovative and collaborative higher education leader for 30 years.
Bogart’s academic career began in 1990 at Case Western Reserve University in the Weatherhead School of Management, where he served on the faculty through 2002. From 2002 – 2010, Bogart served as Dean of Academic Affairs at York College in Pennsylvania.
Throughout his career he has received numerous teaching awards and honors, and written various articles and publications in the field of economics, with special focus on urban economic development, the impact of school quality and public policy on housing markets, and evolving metropolitan structure. Dr. Bogart combines innovation, research, and effective management with a commitment to transparency, respect for faculty and staff, and a compassionate dedication to students.
Dr. Bogart will be available to the media before and after the meeting.