Presidential Finalists Announced
Libby Burmaster currently serves as President of Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI. Ms. Burmaster began her tenure at Nicolet College in 2009 after serving eight years as Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In that role she oversaw all public K-12 school districts in the state and served as a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, the Educational Communications Board, and the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment.
In all, Ms. Burmaster has 34 years of experience in education, including extensive experience as a K-12 teacher and principal at every level - elementary, middle and for nearly a decade as the principal of Madison West High School. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and she is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Beloit College and Edgewood College.
In his current role as Executive Vice President at Edgewood College, Dr. Scott Flanagan oversees admission, financial aid, marketing and communications and athletics. In addition, Flanagan coordinates institutional planning, leads the campus-wide effort to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion and serves as staff representative to the Board Committee on Trustees.
During his fifteen years at Edgewood College, full time enrollment has grown more than 50% while ethnic diversity and the size of the operating budget have more than doubled. Flanagan previously served as director of admissions and assistant vice president for enrollment services at the University of Saint Francis (IN). Flanagan is a regular presenter at national conferences, typically addressing trends in higher education or enrollment management, leadership, or Catholic higher education. He has also served as an enrollment management consultant.
Dr. Robert Pastoor currently serves as the Vice President for Student Life at Marietta College in Marietta, OH. He joined the College in January of 2010. At Marietta, he is directly responsible for the direction and management of a comprehensive student affairs program serving 1,500 undergraduate students. Pastoor brings a wealth of experience in student life, including the development of first-year seminar programs, campus housing, judicial systems, academic warning programs, and a four-year learning model for student affairs integrated with academic learning outcomes.
He has more than 30 years of student affairs experience in higher education, including 20 years as vice president at four institutions. From 2002-04, Pastoor was Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of San Diego. Pastoor, served as the President of St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, Md. From 2005-2009. He was Vice President for Student Life at Carroll College in Helena, MT., from 1995-2002, and Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., from 1987-95.
As a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, Edgewood College is committed above all to the lifelong search for truth, pursued by men and women of all nationalities and backgrounds. All of us -- regardless of our personal spiritual beliefs -- are partners in the pursuit of a just and compassionate world.
Since 1927, Edgewood College has been transforming students on this comfortable and friendly 55-acre campus, located in Madison, Wisconsin. As an independent liberal arts college, our campus community provides opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom, and makes the connections we all need for a great career, and a lifetime of learning.
When you visit, you’ll encounter fulltime undergraduate students, returning adult students, and graduate students who enjoy challenging and engaging educational experiences. We continue to introduce new academic programs that help prepare for an increasingly dynamic world. Our Deming Way campus on Madison’s west side serves as the hub for many of our returning adult and graduate programs. And we’ve added online delivery of some of our programs that maintains and enhances the quality experience our students expect.