Board Bio - Gloria Nemerowicz

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Gloria Nemerowicz, Ph.D., Board Member

President, Yes We Must

Gloria Nemerowicz is president of Yes We Must, a coalition of 33 U.S. nonprofit, independent colleges and universities with strong commitments to enrolling and graduating significant numbers of low-income and first-generation college students. Goals of the coalition include increasing degree attainment for low-income students, disseminating information about how colleges can effectively serve them, and developing valid measures for demonstrating their success.

From 1996 to 2011, Dr. Nemerowicz served as the ninth president of Pine Manor College, a four-year college for women. Under her leadership, Pine Manor adopted a framework of inclusive leadership and social responsibility to craft educational experiences and campus decision-making. This distinctive approach, coupled with a 34 percent reduction in tuition and extensive community partnerships, produced a 70 percent growth in the enrollment over ten years. In addition, Pine Manor significantly increased the diversity of its students and was recognized many times by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most diverse colleges in the country. For her leadership in accomplishing this diversity, Dr. Nemerowicz received the Arnold Z. Rosoff Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in 2005 from the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Ad Club. She was also inducted into the YWCA-Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers, Class of 2005.

Dr. Nemerowicz came to Pine Manor College from Wells College, where she served as the founding executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute. Previously, Dr. Nemerowicz served as vice provost and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Monmouth University, where she was also a tenured member of the sociology department. She received widespread recognition and grant awards for the philosophy and design of “Education for Leadership and Social Responsibility” — a comprehensive, college-wide educational plan of curriculum, co-curriculum, faculty development, and community programs to explore inclusive models of leadership.

An active scholar, writer, and speaker, Dr. Nemerowicz is the author of Children’s Perceptions of Gender and Work Roles (1979) and co-author, with JoAnn Gora, of Professionalism in Unpaid Work (1989) and, with Eugene Rosi, of Education for Leadership and Social Responsibility (1997). Her op-ed pieces have appeared in national newspapers. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.