Wright State University honors Mount president Tony Aretz with alumni award

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Tony Aretz, Ph.D., president of the College of Mount St. Joseph, will be honored as a 2014 Outstanding Alumnus from the Wright State University Graduate School at an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 1.

Aretz came to the Mount in 2008 where he directed the launch of the new Ethical Leadership Development Initiative and the expansion of graduate degree programs. Under Aretz’s leadership, the College will become Mount St. Joseph University on July 1, 2014. Aretz is involved in the community as well, serving on the boards of Mercy Health Partners, Seton High School and the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of Leadership Cincinnati, class of 2010.

“I often have the honor of contacting alumni to let them know the Mount has selected them for an award, so this is humbling to be on the other side of the phone call,” said Aretz. “I am grateful for this award to be recognized as an outstanding alumnus.”

Aretz received a doctorate in engineering psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, a master’s degree in applied science in human factors from Wright State University, and a bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering and counseling from the United States Air Force Academy. He and his wife, Terry, live in Delhi.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service, and social responsibility.