Harry A. Marmion

Dr. Harry Marmion provides expertise in executive search and intercollegiate athletics. He brings over thirty years of experience in higher education institutional management, consulting, and teaching. He was:

  • President of St. Xavier College in Chicago

  • President of Southampton College of Long Island University

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University

and has held additional faculty positions at the United States Cost Guard Academy, Morehead State University, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland. He was Staff Associate of the Federal Relations Commission of the American Council on Education and Director of the Institute of College and University Administrators in Washington, D. C. Prior to his higher education career, Dr. Marmion was an attorney with the United States Department of Labor and a financial analyst at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He has conducted numerous executive searches for leadership positions at colleges and universities, as well as nonprofit organizations, including presidents, deans of various disciplines and professions, chief financial officers, institutional advancement officers, enrollment management officers, and athletic directors. Dr. Marmion also served as a consultant to many institutions, including directing a state-wide study for the West Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. From 1986 to 1992 he was a Consulting Associate with KPMG Peat Marwick and from 1992 to 1996, President of Marmion Educational Associates.

Dr. Marmion is a frequent writer and speaker on matters pertaining to higher education, particularly intercollegiate athletics. He served at the American Council on Education as Director of a Ford Foundation funded study on collegiate athletics and as consultant to the Presidents Commission on Collegiate Athletics and authored three ACE Policy Statements on Collegiate Athletics—for Boards of Trustees, for Presidents, and for Collegiate Athletic Directors. Early in his career, he both played and coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels and operated a collegiate scouting bureau.

He is active in tennis and has been a volunteer with the United States Tennis Association (“USTA”) for a quarter of a century, serving on numerous committees, including Budget and Finance, Long Range Planning, Nominating, Executive, Public Relations, and Senior Tennis Council. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1989. In January, 1997, Dr. Marmion became the 43rd President of the USTA and Chairman of the Board. He was responsible for the grand opening of the Arthur Ashe Stadium and the USTA National Tennis Center. The $274 million project was the largest undertaking in the history of the USTA, an organization with a $150 million annual budget. In June, 1997 Dr. Marmion was elected for a two-year term to the International Tennis Federation (“ITF”) Committee on Management. A former ranked senior player in the eastern United States, he chairs the ITF Veterans Committee (Senior Play) and serves on the ITF Davis Cup Committee.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University, J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from Georgetown University, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Connecticut.




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