President's Office

Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph. D.

From the President's Blog


Since her inauguration as Newman University president on Nov. 9, 2007, Dr. Noreen Carrocci has been an active, visible face not only on Newman’s campus, but also within the Wichita community and the world of higher education in general.

She hit the ground running. On the same day as her inauguration, Carrocci presided over the dedication of the Dugan Library and Campus Center and she hasn’t slowed down yet. During her tenure at Newman Carrocci has witnessed the completion of two residence halls and helped guide the finish to a major campus addition: the creation of the outdoor Founders Plaza which honors Newman’s sponsoring order, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the order’s foundress, Saint Maria De Mattias.

With the involvement of the entire Newman community, Carrocci has implemented a Vision Statement and comprehensive five-year Strategic Plan (2009-10 to 2013-14). In addition, she presided over the final stages of Newman’s acceptance to the NCAA Division II, has been a driving force in expanding Newman’s academic programs including additional online offerings, and constantly reaches out to populations who can benefit most by education, including laid-off workers and military personnel. In May 2010, the Board of Trustees approved a new Campus Master Plan that will guide the University's facilities planning for the next 10-20 years.

A professor at heart, she does her work to benefit Newman students and still finds time to teach a class or two. If you’re touring campus and she’s around, don’t hesitate to say hello, because she won’t hesitate to tell you why you need to be at Newman!

Sample Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club of Wichita Downtown
  • Eastside Rotary Club Meeting (Wichita Country Club)
  • KNSS Radio Interview with Steve McIntosh
  • Wichita Independent Business Association
  • Co-hosted two Downtown Rotary Fireside Meetings with Dr. Joe Goetz
  • Empower Wichita Radio Interview with Mr. Kevin Andrews (VP of Housing/Marketing for the Urban League
  • West Wichita Rotary Club Meeting (Rolling Hills Country Club)
  • Boeing Women in Leadership (BWIL) program to celebrate “National Women in History Heritage Month” on the topic “Women in History: A Woman’s Journey to Success.”
  • Spangles Corporate Leadership, Quarterly Meeting

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