Valley Forge Military Academy & College Names Stacey R. Sauchuk, Ph.D.,
WAYNE, Pa., April 10, 2013
WAYNE, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of Valley
Forge Military Academy & College has named veteran educator Stacey R. Sauchuk,
Ph.D., as the institution's new President. Dr. Sauchuk is the first female
civilian President at a private military academy and college.
"Stacey is a dynamic leader who brings a tremendous energy to Valley Forge,"
said William R. Floyd, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "Stacey is a
great educator, and will help deliver the Valley Forge educational experience,
which is based on five cornerstones of academic excellence, physical fitness,
personal motivation, character development and leadership. She has a great mix
of educational management experience, business savvy and vibrant leadership
skills, and we're confident this is the start of an exciting new era for this
Dr. Sauchuk has spent most of the last two decades in academia, including
seven years as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Eastern University. In
the past, she has served as President and CEO of the Art Institute of
Philadelphia. She also served in a variety of management roles with the
Education Management Corporation. Dr. Sauchuk has served as an adjunct
professor at Eastern University and Holy Family College, and is currently the
Chief Operating Officer for ESF Summer Camps, Inc. She is a graduate of
Eastern University, and has a Master's degree and Ph.D. from Temple
University. Dr. Sauchuk has significant experience in program development,
marketing, recruitment and retention, and financial management.
"Valley Forge has a rich history of molding young men and women into leaders,
and that dovetails with what I have considered the mission of my career," said
Dr. Sauchuk. "There is great tradition here, as well as great opportunity. I'm
very proud to be a part of it, and eager to get started."
Mr. Floyd stressed that VFMA&C remains committed to its military model, and
intends to have a strong military leader as Commandant. Colonel James J.
Doyle, USMC (Ret.), who had been serving as interim President, will serve on
at VFMA&C on an interim basis. A search is underway for a permanent
Commandant. In addition to his time as interim President, Col. Doyle has
served as Superintendent, Vice President, and Dean of the Academy. He
originally joined the VFMA&C staff in 2003 after a distinguished career in the
Dr. Sauchuk was chosen after a national search, led by executive search firm
Valley Forge Military Academy & College (VFMA&C) is a private, co-educational,
residentialcollege that offers the freshman and sophomore years of college
and an all-male boarding academy offering grades 7-12 and postgraduate. The
primary mission of VFMA&C is to prepare students for transfer to competitive
four-year colleges and universities. Established in 1928, VFMA&C has a long
tradition of fostering personal growth through a comprehensive system built on
the five cornerstones that make Valley Forge unique: academic excellence,
character development, personal motivation, physical development, and
leadership to all students regardless of race, creed, or national origin.
Valley Forge is the alma mater of such distinguished alumni as Rhodes Scholar,
White House Fellow and author Westley W. O. Moore '96/'98C; author J. D.
Salinger '36; U.S. Senator Warren B. Rudman '48; GEN H. Norman Schwarzkopf
'52, Commander of Operation Desert Storm; former Governor of Puerto Rico, The
Honorable Rafael Hernandez Colon '54; and 2003 Heisman Trophy runner-up, 2004
third overall NFL draft pick Arizona Cardinals player, Larry Fitzgerald '02.
Contact: Jennifer Myers
SOURCE Valley Forge Military Academy & College
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