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John R. Swallow elected 23rd president of Carthage College

John R. Swallow has been elected the 23rd president of Carthage College.The Carthage Board of Trustees has unanimously elected John R. Swallow to serve as president of the College.

President-elect Swallow brings an entrepreneurial approach and highly relevant experience as a senior administrator, trustee, and faculty member at three small, private liberal arts institutions.

He comes to Carthage from The University of the South where, as chief academic and operating officer, he has overseen notable strides in the university’s curriculum, fundraising, equity and inclusion, enrollment, student life, faculty and staff development, and strategic planning.

He becomes the 23rd president in Carthage’s 170-year history.

“Carthage’s deep heritage, exceptional faculty and staff, and state-of-the-art facilities are a special and rare combination, and the opportunity to lead Carthage to become ever stronger was truly captivating.” — President-elect John R. Swallow