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Developing Leaders

Marian University uniquely combines Catholic Franciscan values and experiential learning into our curriculum, providing our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and character that prepare them for leadership positions in their chosen career.

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A Campus in One of America’s Most Vibrant Cities

Marian University sits just minutes from the heart of downtown Indianapolis and several cultural districts such as Broad Ripple, Fountain Square, and Mass Ave, and they are all connected by expanding bike trails.

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The Importance of Faith

Marian University's identity as a Catholic institution is grounded in the Franciscan sponsorship values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

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Athletics

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A tradition of excellence.

International Students

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Be a part of a friendly and welcoming campus in a big city.

Graduate Programs

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Continue your education by pursuing a postgraduate degree.

Campus Ministry

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Committed to serving all on their spiritual journey.

Transfer Students

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Thinking of transferring to a college that’s a better fit for you?

Study Abroad

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Broadening your horizons.

Internships and Careers

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The Exchange connects students to experiential learning opportunities and prepares students to find a career after graduation.

Medical School

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Helping to fill the primary care physician shortage in Indiana.

Adult Programs

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Convenient, accelerated, and online learning for working adults.

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Student Success

Kevin C. Koers
Kevin C. Koers
Major in Biology
School of Mathematics and Sciences
Class of 1976
BreAnna Nuñez
BreAnna Nuñez
Major in Marketing
Byrum School of Business
Class of 2012
Arthur Spencer
Arthur Spencer
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Byrum School of Business
Class of 2012

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STEHM Programs
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Daniel J. Elsener
Daniel J. Elsener
President

Dedicating his professional life to the mission of Catholic education, Daniel J. Elsener became president of Marian College, now Marian University, on August 1, 2001.

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Thomas J. Enneking, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Enneking, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Enneking joined the Marian University community as provost in 2005, after spending 21 years at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana. He spent the last eight of those years as vice president of academic affairs.

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Ruth Rodgers
Ruth Rodgers
Vice President Student Success and Engagement and Dean of Students

Ruth Rodgers earned her bachelor’s degree in 1980 from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and her master’s degree in 1982 from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

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Paul Woolston
Paul Woolston, Ph.D.
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Dr. Woolston oversees and coordinates the university's enrollment efforts, including formulation of recruitment and financial aid policies; collaboration in setting tuition, room and board, and fee amounts; and implementation of the university's approved admissions policies.

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Donald Sefcik
Donald Sefcik, DO
VP of Health Professions and Dean of Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Sefcik leads Marian University’s growing list of healthcare-related programs, including its College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Leighton School of Nursing.

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Steve Downing
Steve Downing
Director of Athletics

Steve Downing was announced as the director on Aug. 19, 2011 and oversaw the Knights football team's run to the NAIA semifinals as well as the men's basketball team's run to the NAIA Division II Sweet Sixteen in his first year.

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