Limestone Board Of Trustees Names Dr. Monica Baloga Interim President

Charles Wyatt
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The Board of Trustees at Limestone University has voted to name Dr. Monica Baloga as Interim President of the Gaffney-based institution.

The unanimous vote was made during a special called meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, Feb. 2.

In her interim role, Baloga is now the 23rd President of Limestone. She is also the first female President of the institution that was founded in 1845 as a college for women. Limestone became coeducational in the 1960s.

Per the university’s bylaws, Baloga became the Acting President of Limestone on Thursday, Jan. 26, following the resignation of former President Dr. Darrell Parker. The recent voted elevated Baloga’s role with the complete support of the Board of Trustees.

Baloga became Limestone’s Provost in February of 2020, after leaving her previous position as Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she had served for 24 years. As Limestone’s Provost, Baloga has served as the chief academic officer with responsibility for planning, development, implementation, coordination, review, and administration of all academic programs and support services.

“Dr. Baloga was the driving force behind Limestone’s academic growth over the past three years, and as a Board we are confident that she will continue to guide the university as our Interim President with the same vision, professionalism, and care that has characterized her time at Limestone,” said Board of Trustees Chair David Riggins. “Her passion for higher education as a Provost and a Professor is remarkable. We also have some of the most dedicated and loyal faculty and staff in higher education. We look forward to Dr. Baloga working them, our trustees, leadership team, students, proud alumni, and community to accomplish great things moving forward. As a Board, we are also proud to appoint Dr. Baloga as Limestone’s first female President.”

To learn more about Dr. Baloga and her background, please click HERE.