City & State Pennsylvania named Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty as one of the top 100 influencers in the Keystone State’s collegiate community.
McNulty is among the leaders profiled in The Higher Education Power 100, which recognizes “leaders and changemakers in all aspects of higher education.”
In addition to college and university presidents, the Power 100 includes government officials, nonprofit leaders, business executives and others who have an impact on higher education in Pennsylvania and “helped their institutions not just survive but thrive,” according to City & State PA reported.
“With applications at a 20-year high at the conservative Christian school, McNulty has prioritized campus upgrades, including a $9 million library renovation and a planned $40 million science hall remodel. He also created a new business school and introduced new undergraduate and graduate degree programs,” City & State PA reported.
City & State PA is a multimedia news organization that covers Pennsylvania state and local governments, public policy, and politics. The Higher Education Power 100 was released Monday, Feb. 27. You can see the entire list at cityandstatepa.com/power-lists.
McNulty is the ninth president of Grove City College and its fourth alumnus called to lead. After graduating with the class of 1980, he attended law school and worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. After three decades in the legal sector, including service as Deputy U.S. Attorney General, he returned in 2014 to his alma mater.
He describes his student experience at the College as "transformational" and makes it a priority to build meaningful and lasting relationships with students who made the same choice he did—to live and learn in an authentically Christian environment where academics, extracurriculars, community, and faith are equally important components of everyday life.