Office of the President

As Roanoke College's 11th president, Michael C. Maxey focuses on student learning and success, the campus quality of life and accelerating Roanoke's dramatic progress. He also is committed to a close relationship between the College, its students and the local community for the betterment of all. 

Maxey is a strong advocate for liberal arts colleges, contending that the skills learned through the intellectual and leadership opportunities there serve our democracy by preparing outstanding citizens. 
On the national level, Maxey is active with numerous educational organizations. He serves on the executive committees of the Lutheran Educational Consortium of North America and the Council of Presidents of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  He is a member of several other professional organizations. Maxey chairs the President's Committee of the Old Dominion  Athletic Conference and is a member of Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia.  Maxey's full bio can be seen here.

Recent articles by President Maxey: 

Blue Ridge Eds and Meds

The Roanoke Times, December 22, 2014

Creating the Path to Upward Mobility

The Roanoke Times, February 1, 2015

President Michael Maxey is Maroon at Heart

President Michael Maxey is Maroon at Heart

“Our first goal will be to accelerate our progress as a leading college. Roanoke is known as a college on the move, but we want to move even faster and higher. This will bring facilities, new and improved programs, and a greater reputation.”

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