Jill Leauber Marsteller ’78 , P’18, a proud Ursinus College alumna and passionate champion for the liberal arts, currently serves as the interim president of Ursinus. She is the college’s 18th president and the first woman to lead our 152-year-old institution.
“Ursinus is a highly esteemed institution of higher learning that has a historic legacy of approaching the liberal arts in a distinctive and meaningful way. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to guide a wonderful community of learners during this transition period.”
Marsteller’s lifelong commitments to education and service are hallmarks of her distinguished career. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ursinus, graduating cum laude with honors in English in 1978, and her master’s degree from Villanova University. She began her professional career at Ursinus in 1984 as an adjunct lecturer before pursuing a different path in philanthropy and external relations. She served in several transformative leadership roles at Lehigh University, Haverford College, Cedar Crest College, and Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia before ultimately returning to her alma mater.
Marsteller embodies a deep commitment to and understanding of the mission, values, and inclusive nature of the college due in no small part to her unique perspective and experience of being a student, faculty and staff member, senior administrator, and parent. Through those different lenses, she is able to authentically reflect the values of the college today and strongly advocate for its future.