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About Norwich University

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Norwich University is governed by its Board of Trustees, the President of the University, and the senior leadership team, which includes the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Special Advisor to the President. These leaders carry out the direction set for the University by the president.

The Board of Trustees at Norwich is an active group that serves not only as an overseer of the University, but also as a participant in decision-making and policy-making process, steering and guiding Norwich into the future.

The Board of Trustees consists of 28 men and women, each of whom brings a unique life experience to the University. Trustees are alumni and non-alumni; military, business and educational leaders. Their experiences help the University leadership to develop the best academic programs, experiential learning opportunities and operational processes by which to form the military and civilian leaders of tomorrow. The Board divides itself into a number of committees, aligned with the major operating officers of the university, to focus on select areas of the University for careful study. For further contacts to the Board with a question, concern or comment, please contact via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The President is a member of the Board of Trustees and, together with the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University. As the University’s Chief Executive Officer, the President takes an active leadership role in the educational and business processes of the University.

The Provost, as the University’s Chief Operating Officer, oversees the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Academic Research, as well as the Senior Vice President of Student Affairs and Information Technology and the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives. The Provost’s Cabinet is comprised of key administrators who manage all areas of the University, including academics, student life, facilities, and strategic initiatives.

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 24,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they’ll do all that they can to help.

  • “3M scientists and engineers have applied science to life, developing products that solve problems in new and imaginative ways.”
    Innovator Alex Mathies ’99 3M Quality Engineer/Analytical Chemist
  • “Norwich taught me the skills I needed to better myself, become a leader and pursue my dreams of becoming a physical education teacher and coach.”
    Educator Kacey Abbriano ’12 K8 Physical Education Teacher
  • “Expect challenge, achieve distinction has been a driving force in my academic and military endeavors. The Corps taught me to never stand still and my drive to excel and make a difference is what fuels my everyday life.”
    Navy Researcher Joseph Landry ’08 Naval Undersea Medical Institute Radiation Health Officer
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Accreditation and Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. — the nation’s oldest regional accrediting body - through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education—formally known as New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Program Accreditation Norwich University's master's program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
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