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Franklin Appoints Executive Director

For Immediate Release: January 10, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Indianapolis, IN —

Culminating a three month search and selection process, Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, announced today it has named Marnie Glanner as the Executive Director of its Indianapolis location.  Glanner, who begins her new role with Franklin on Monday, Jan. 10, most recently served as National Director for ITT Educational Services based in Carmel, Ind.

“The role of Executive Director of Franklin’s Indianapolis location requires an individual whose knowledge and skills are strong in education, management, development, and planning,” said Dr. David Decker, President, Franklin University.  “Marnie has a strong background in all these areas and shares our dedication to providing opportunities for today’s working adults.”

Glanner’s hiring fills the Indianapolis location’s new position of Executive Director, replacing the role of Dean originally established when the University expanded into Indianapolis in 2009.  The new position creates a greater convergence and opportunity for achievement of the University’s overall strategies.  As Executive Director, Glanner will provide leadership to faculty and staff, coordinate operations, further develop the University’s business relationships, and have responsibility over the location’s fiscal activities.   Additionally, she will coordinate with other administrators of the University, represent the University in community affairs, and will oversee academic quality at the Indianapolis location.  

In accepting her position, Glanner said, “I maintain a strong commitment to expanding educational opportunities for working adults and am dedicated to connecting Franklin and our students as a community.  I am excited by the opportunity to provide leadership in a University so dedicated to supporting adults in their endeavors to achieve their goals and succeed in their careers.”

Since 2000, Glanner served in a variety of roles with ITT Educational Services, most recently as National Director, a position in which she successfully led admission and financial aid teams of more than 2,600 staff members located throughout campuses nationwide.     

Glanner earned a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor of science in psychology and human biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Since its expansion into Indianapolis, Franklin University has had a strong involvement with the Central Indiana community on many levels. The University engages constituencies not only to provide services, but also to incorporate them into the University’s planning process and to build solid relationships that benefit the University, its students, and the community at large.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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