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Cranbrook Announces New President

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dear Cranbrook Friends and Family,

Thank you for your support over the past several months as we have navigated our way through a very uncertain time. Your commitment to Cranbrook has ensured that our community continues to grow and thrive, despite our changing circumstances.

As you may know, President Dominic DiMarco announced his retirement prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, and because of the pandemic, agreed to stay on until the situation had stabilized on campus. Thankfully, he has agreed to stay on for another year, and we also have some exciting news to share about his successor.

First, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Dom, I want to acknowledge the incredible work of our Search Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Linda Gillum and Jamison Williams Faliski. Also, the search firm of Isaacson, Miller that assisted us with the search. They worked for months to identify several outstanding candidates for us to consider, and we are grateful to them for their efforts.

However, in light of the current pandemic and the need for stability on campus, the Committee has recommended that Cranbrook Schools Director Aimeclaire Roche (AC) step into the role of President of Cranbrook Educational Community, effective July 1, 2021. This recommendation has my full support and the support of President DiMarco.

As we have moved through the pandemic, AC has shown her extraordinary leadership skills as she quickly moved our curriculum online, while continuing to serve our constituents with her trademark positivity and enthusiasm. It is our feeling that her knowledge of Cranbrook, combined with her collaborative work ethic, strategic thinking, and visionary skills as a leader, are what Cranbrook Educational Community needs to move successfully into the future.

Dom will stay on through June 30, 2021 to help with the transition. Click here for a press release with more information about this transition.

Please join me in congratulating AC and thank you for your continued support.


Mark Reuss, Board of Trustees Chair
Cranbrook Educational Community

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Cranbrook Educational Community
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Press Release
Cranbrook Announces New President
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cranbrook President Dominic DiMarco Announces Retirement
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Search Committee
Dr. Linda H. Gillum, Co-Chair
Jamison Williams Faliski, Co-Chair

Click here for the full list of Search Committee members