Robert Marcus, secretary of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees and a 1961 SRU health and physical education graduate, has been confirmed for re-appointed to a six-year term on the council following recommendation by Gov. Tom Corbett and confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate.
His term will run through Oct. 15, 2018, or until a successor is appointed and qualified.
Marcus, a leader in education and business, has previously served as chair of the council.
He retired in 1995 after 34 years in the Harrisburg School District as a teacher and administrator. For 40 years he has been president of Marcus Bonding, a family business.
He has been active in local politics as president of the Susquehanna Township board of school directors and a commissioner of Susquehanna Township. He also was a founder and first commissioner of the Slow Pitch Softball Association of Central Pennsylvania and a founder of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Central Pennsylvania.
Marcus has funded two scholarships for minority students who attend SRU from the Harrisburg area. The Dr. Robert Marcus Executive Conference Room in Old Main is named in his honor.
He earned his masters in administration from Shippensburg University, a masters in administration from Western Maryland and his doctor of education degree from Nova University.
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