• Dr. Marc Long

Message from the President

Welcome to Mount Marty College! For 80 years, we’ve focused on preparing students for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community, and personal growth.

When I have the opportunity to welcome new students to our beautiful campus, I mention the usual things — study hard, get involved but don’t be over-committed. But I also encourage newcomers and visitors to get to know the Benedictine sisters, many of whom have spent their lives in the service of God at Mount Marty College.

With the inspiration provided by the Sisters, the faculty and staff of Mount Marty College creates a sense of wonder for those who study and work here. As a community, we seek to answer questions and better understand those things that perplex us. We strive to make our corner of the world better each and every day, to serve God and love those around us.

It is often said that education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. I hope you’ll “light your fire” with us at Mount Marty College.

 — Marc Long

Marcus Long, Ph.D., joined MMC as the 11th president in 2015, after serving more than 20 years in a variety of higher education administrative positions at two institutions. From 2007-2015, President Long served successively as vice president for marketing and communications, chief of staff to the president, and vice president for administration at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. He and his wife, Lisa, have twin teenage sons, Alex and Andrew.