Donald J. Farish
President at Roger Williams University
With more than 40 years experience in higher education including 11 as a full-time faculty member, esteemed educator, scientist and attorney Donald J. Farish, Ph.D., J.D., became the 10th president of Roger Williams University in June 2011.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Farish immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 to pursue his graduate education after receiving his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of British Columbia. He holds a master of science degree in entomology from North Carolina State University, a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University and a juris doctor from the University of Missouri. A respected scientist in his field, Dr. Farish is the author of six biology textbooks and has authored and co-authored numerous articles on entomology and animal behavior.
A celebrated academic leader, Dr. Farish joined Roger Williams following a 13-year post as president of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., where he transformed the respected regional institution into a world-class university known for its innovative academic programs. At Rowan, Dr. Farish was responsible for the physical expansion of the campus, including the construction of new academic facilities for science, medicine, teacher education and technology research; almost 2,000 additional student residence beds to accommodate rapidly expanding enrollment; and a 26-acre downtown redevelopment project to connect the borough of Glassboro with the University.
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