About Marist College

President Kevin C. Weinman

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Kevin C. Weinman joined Marist College as its fifth president on Oct. 4, 2021.

Weinman’s academic and professional careers combine scholarship in the history of urban planning and public policy with extensive financial and administrative leadership in the private and higher education sectors. A hands-on leader, he is deeply committed to the powerful blend of liberal arts education, pre-professional and professional training, and graduate research and scholarship that are the hallmarks of a Marist education. He has applied his financial and administrative leadership experience to advance access, equity, and excellence in all his higher education roles.

In December 2021, Weinman and his wife Beth made a personal pledge of $250,000 to support programs to make a Marist education more accessible and equitable for a diverse and talented group of students. Also during his first year as president, he led the recruitment of a diverse and dynamic cohort of 24 new faculty across its schools of Communication and the Arts, Computer Science and Mathematics, Liberal Arts, Management, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the largest cohort to join the faculty in the College’s history. In May 2022, Weinman initiated a new strategic planning process for the College to build upon Marist’s strong foundation while articulating a bold and ambitious vision for the future.

Weinman came to Marist after serving for over eight years as chief financial and administrative officer at Amherst College. There he set strategy and led operations for finance, investments, shared services, and information technology, as well as leading the college’s Covid-19 response. The transparent and inclusive financial planning and budgeting processes he instituted helped the college make significant progress in the enrollment of talented students from low-income backgrounds and to achieve key priorities in student life and wellbeing; diversity, equity, and inclusion; academic support; new academic and residential facilities; and a comprehensive climate action plan. 

Prior to joining Amherst, Weinman led various financial operations at Dartmouth College, first serving as director of financial planning and budget from 2007 to 2010 and then as assistant vice president of finance from 2010 to 2013.

Before deciding to pursue a career in higher education, Weinman held several finance and marketing roles at Agilent Technologies, Deluxe Corp., and Western Union. He began his career in public accounting, is a former certified public accountant, and has presented at national conferences on the topics of risk management, strategic planning, and financial modeling. 

A first-generation college student, Weinman earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of New Hampshire, his M.A. in history from the University of Colorado, and his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and history from the University of Notre Dame. Weinman has taught courses on modern American history and the rise of the suburbs to both college-aged and non-traditional students.

Weinman is a native New Yorker who grew up in northern New Jersey.  His wife Beth grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina, and holds both a master’s and a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. They have two children, Alex, a college student at Colorado College, and Brooke, a high school senior.

Fall 2022 Student Office Hours

To request an appointment, please send an email to President@marist.edu. In your message, it would be helpful to include the topic you would like to discuss. All appointments are held in the Greystone building. Appointments will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 15 minutes each in order to accommodate as many students as possible.

Student office hours schedule:

Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 17 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.