Office of the President
Image: Interim president Robert Bohrer during commencement
LEADING AN INSTITUTION OF EXCELLENCE
The combination of strong liberal arts, professional programs, and an emphasis on experiential education positions the College well for today’s educational environment.Robert Bohrer II, Ph.D., interim president of Hiram College
Robert Bohrer II, Ph.D.
Dr. Bohrer comes to the College from Gettysburg College after serving more than 20 years in faculty and administrative positions, including his most recent role as senior associate provost for academic success. In this role, he worked with partners across campus to enhance enrollment, persistence, and the student experience. Prior to that, he served more than five years as associate provost and dean of public policy programs, where he oversaw the co-curricular Eisenhower Institute, a program grounded in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legacy of leadership that prepares undergraduates to assume their responsibility as global citizens in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Dr. Bohrer also served as associate provost for faculty development, as well as an associate professor and department chair for the Department of Political Science.
Further, Dr. Bohrer focused on student success initiatives to enhance engagement, advising, and mentoring for students both inside and outside of the classroom, in addition to implementing services that meet the needs of students and foster growth. Through this role, he co-chaired several committees, including the Student Success Task Force, a body charged with addressing demographic challenges facing higher education, and the work championed data-informed means of improving student retention and graduation rates. He has also played a leadership role in successful initiatives to increase the diversity of faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Bohrer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in comprehensive social science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Texas A&M University.