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President Dan A. DiBiasio takes office August 1

Aug 1, 2011

Daniel A. DiBiasio becomes the 11th president of Ohio Northern University. He was president of Wilmington College since 1995, overseeing excellent growth in the college’s academic and advancement affairs.

Dr. Daniel A. DiBiasio

In his 16 years, the college added four undergraduate academic programs and the college’s first graduate program. The college also built and renovated two student apartment complexes, built an equine science center, and renovated and expanded the Boyd Cultural Arts Center, which includes the newly constructed Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center, and the David and June Harcum Art Gallery.

President DiBiasio brings more than 30 years experience to his new position at Ohio Northern. He began his career in 1974 at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., where he served as an admissions counselor and dean of students. After earning his PhD at The Ohio State University, he was appointed assistant dean of the graduate school. He was an executive officer on the council of presidents for the New England Land Grant Universities from 1984-87. At the University of New Hampshire, DiBiasio served as executive assistant to the president from 1987-91 and as interim vice president of student affairs from 1991-95.

He has held leadership roles in higher education on the national and state levels. He served on the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and chaired its Student Aid Committee. He also served on the Division III Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as vice chair elect of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, and as chair of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.

After earning a bachelor of arts in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, DiBiasio received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Throughout his career in higher education, he has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, published, and given scholarly presentations at national and regional conferences.

DiBiasio is married to Chris Burns-DiBiasio and they have two sons. Matthew, 27, and Michael, 23.

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