David P. Haney, president of Hiram College since June 2021, is retiring effective June 30.
Haney was appointed interim president of Hiram College in the fall of 2020. During his tenure, Haney led the college community through the Covid-19 crisis, helped grow initiatives and long-term strategies for new academic offerings, and spearheaded innovations in enrollment marketing, student transfer agreements, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, campus sustainability, and financial stability.
Rob Bohrer, vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of Hiram College, will serve as acting president until a new president is named. Bohrer will report directly to Robert Turner, chair of Hiram College’s Board of Trustees.
Under Haney’s leadership, the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program recently awarded the college with Level One accreditation for achieving standards of professional practices critical to arboreta and botanic gardens.
Hiram College, founded in 1850, is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s arboreta and gardens dedicated to woody plants.
Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.