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A Distinguished Career: Andrew P. Roth Before and After Notre Dame College

A native of Canton, Ohio, Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D., has committed his life to higher education and the last decade to Notre Dame College as president.

He previously served as an administrator and tenured faculty member at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. His long and accomplished career has encompassed finance, marketing, strategic planning, educational leadership and public policy.

As a faculty member at Mercyhurst, Dr. Roth was a member of the English department, founded the communications department and served as a professor of marketing in the Walker School of Business. As an administrator, he served as dean and vice president for academic affairs. Previously, he was vice president of enrollment, where he set admissions and enrollment records, increased the academic quality of matriculating students and diversified the student body.

Dr. Roth has widely published on the topic of higher education recruitment and retention. He has delivered numerous papers and presentations on a variety of topics, including strategic planning, the economics and history of the oil industry, administrative ethics, the impact of mass media on contemporary culture and higher education finance and public policy.

In 2001, he published College Savings and the Tax Code: A New Spin On the “Who Pays for Higher Education” Debate (NY: Garland Publishing, 2001), which the Review of Higher Education called “a major contribution to the literature of higher education finance.”

A self-described “lifelong learner,” Dr. Roth has a doctorate in public policy and higher education finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MBA in marketing and strategic planning from Gannon University, an M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in English and History from John Carroll University.

Dr. Roth is married to Judy Roth, a retired banking executive, and has three children and six grandchildren. He plans to retire to Erie, and expects to return to teaching and to continue serving in higher education.