Bohrer Named New President of Hiram College

HIRAM, Ohio – Following a unanimous vote by the board of trustees, Robert E. Bohrer II was elected the 24th president of Hiram College.

Bohrer will take the helm just ahead of the college’s celebration of 175 years in 2025 and will guide the strategic direction and planning for the future of the college.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Bohrer serve as Hiram’s president,” said Robert Turner, chair of the Hiram College Board of Trustees. “He is an experienced educator and strong leader whose vision and judgment will serve Hiram well as we continue to fulfill the mission of the college, just as we have done since 1850.” 

Bohrer, who has served as interim president after the retirement of David Haney last spring, came to Hiram in 2022 to serve as the college’s vice president of academic affairs and dean after serving more than 20 years in faculty and administrative positions at Gettysburg College. As the chief academic officer, Bohrer served as a key member of the president’s leadership team and worked to identify strategic academic initiatives for the college. 

Highlights of his accomplishments in the role include the restructuring of Student Academic Support to provide a support hub for students; the development of the Coordinated Assistance Resource and Education team, a multidisciplinary group of staff members who meet regularly to identify, monitor and provide support for students in an integrated fashion; and the initiation of the college’s membership into the Campus Nature Rx Network. 

Bohrer also submitted applications to the Higher Learning Commission to add a graduate certificate in trauma-informed education and Master of Arts in sport management, both of which were approved and added to the college’s offered academic programs. 

“Hiram’s mission and rich history of providing a transformational education to students with diverse backgrounds is very compelling to me as a first-generation college student,” Bohrer said. “I am honored to accept the election as president. I look forward to celebrating Hiram’s 175th year and building on this legacy to provide first-class opportunities for students of today and in the future.”

Pictured at top: Robert E. Bohrer II, the new president of Hiram College.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.