Brock Blomberg, Ursinus College’s 17th President
President Brock Blomberg is guiding Ursinus at a time when the college is embarking on one of the most ambitious periods in its storied history.
As the college prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019-2020, President Blomberg is dedicated to a liberal arts curriculum that is forward-thinking and entrepreneurial. He is championing a strategic vision that emboldens students to become active participants in their education, encouraging them to take risks and to innovate. And he remains deeply committed to building a vibrant, inclusive campus environment that engages alumni, parents, and friends—especially as the college moves forward with “Keep the Promise,” the $100 million comprehensive campaign that coincides with the college’s anniversary year.
An accomplished economist whose career spans academia, government, and global and national economic policy, President Blomberg’s scholarly work focuses on the political economy and, particularly, the economic impacts of terrorism. Prior to coming to Ursinus, Blomberg was dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College in California.
President Blomberg shares his thoughts about the entrepreneurial spirit of the liberal arts.