BGSU president Mary Ellen Mazey just announced she is stepping down as president as of Dec. 31.
Mazey will continue to assist with the university’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and help with the transition to her successor.
“It’s been an absolute joy to lead this great university. I’ll be watching with interest to see what’s next for BGSU,” Mazey said. “While I look forward to this new chapter of my life, I will miss the members of our university family, especially our students. They will always be in my heart.”
According to Megan Newlove, chair of the university’s board of trustees, BGSU underwent a renaissance during Mazey’s tenure.
“Dr. Mazey has been an outstanding leader,” Newlove said. “Thanks to her passion and vision we’ve made tremendous progress across the university. Enrollment has grown. Our classrooms and facilities have improved. Private funding has increased. She has expanded and strengthened our community partnerships, raised our global and national profile, and greatly improved student and alumni engagement. She leaves BGSU a far better place.”
In recognition of her contributions to the university, the board of trustees voted to grant her the title of President Emeritus at today’s board meeting.