Marian University promotes and extends contract of Donald Sefcik, DO

by News Release | Feb 21, 2019

Dr. SefcikINDIANAPOLIS—Marian University (marian.edu) announced today that Donald Sefcik, DO, has been promoted to Senior Vice President for Health Professions and Dean of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM). The Catholic university on the westside of Indianapolis also extended Dr. Sefcik’s contract through the 2024-2025 academic year.

Dr. Sefcik was hired in March 2016 to serve as Vice President of Health Professions and Dean of MU-COM.

With his promotion, Dr. Sefcik will renew his efforts of developing and executing a strategic plan for increasing enrollment in health professions programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Additionally, he will seek to expand research opportunities and launch additional programs within the health professions. Lastly, he will design and implement a plan for expanding interprofessional education and interprofessional collaboration within the health professions.

“Since his arrival in 2016, Dr. Sefcik has established himself as a respected leader at Marian University and within central Indiana’s healthcare community,” Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener said. “It has become increasingly important to establish a continuity of leadership as Marian continues to pursue expansion and further advance its reputation as an academic trailblazer in the health professions. To that end, we are blessed to have Dr. Sefick leading our efforts well into 2025.”

“It is amazing how much growth Marian University has experienced under President Elsener’s leadership over the past three years,” Dr. Sefcik said. “I want to thank the staff, faculty and students of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Leighton School of Nursing, and campus at-large for making my transition to Marian so smooth. I look forward to working with all of you for the next six years.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Founded in 1937, Marian University is proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2018, Marian is serving 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Midwestern rankings to be named #10 Most Innovative Regional University, #24 Best Value University, and #38 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in over 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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