President Marcus Long
Marcus Long, Ph.D., joined Mount Marty College as the 11th president on July 15, 2015, after serving more than 20 years in a variety of higher education administrative positions at two different institutions. From 2007-2015, Long served successively as vice president of marketing and communications, chief of staff to the president, and vice president of administration at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America, located within the Washington University Medical Center. Before moving to St. Louis, Long was a member of the senior public affairs leadership team at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1994-2007. As director of university affairs, he managed the resources functions for the University Affairs division. Previously, he worked in broadcasting, law enforcement, and politics.
Long received bachelor's degrees in political science and history and a master's degree in education from the University of Missouri. He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During his time in St. Louis, Long served as an adjunct professor of public policy and taught government classes at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, while maintaining a research program in health policy. His academic interests include public health, health diplomacy, and crime and punishment. Long currently serves on the boards of the Signature Healthcare Foundation, the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities, and the Great Plains Athletic Association. He and his wife, Lisa, have twin sons, Alex and Andrew.