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Marymount names Shank as new president

Trustees of Marymount University in Arlington on Monday announced the selection of Matthew Shank as the school’s sixth president.

Shank, dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton, will start at Marymount in July.

He replaces James Bundschuh, who announced his retirement in January and will finish a 10-year term in June.

Bundschuh guided Marymount through an era of “strong enrollments and a secure financial position,” the institution said in a release announcing his retirement.

The school added an undergraduate honors program during his tenure, as well as doctoral programs in physical therapy and nursing practice and new programs in such fields as forensic science and computer security.

Shank holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Missouri/St. Louis. He led the revision of the MBA at Dayton during his three-year tenure. Before that, as a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University, he influenced the school’s marketing strategies. He has written several books.

Barry J. Fitzpatrick, chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees, said Shank “has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, strong commitment to Catholic higher education, and an impressive academic background.”

Founded in 1950, Marymount is an independent Catholic university with about 3,600 students.

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