Ron Marshall became President of LIM College in January of 2024, after serving since 2019 on the LIM College Board of Directors and acting as a consultant and senior advisor to the College on strategic, financial, and operational matters.
President Marshall is a seasoned retail executive. Among many executive leadership roles throughout his career, President Marshall led the Nash-Finch Company, a $5 billion food distribution and retailing company, from 1998 to 2006 and served as Chief Executive Officer for Borders Group, Inc. and the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Most recently, President Marshall served as Chief Executive Officer of Claire’s Stores Inc. from 2016 to 2019.
Earlier in his career, President Marshall served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility with Pathmark Stores, Inc., Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc., and the Jack Eckerd Corporation. From 1976 to 1980 he was a Certified Public Accountant working for the international accounting and auditing firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).
He has also served as Director and Audit Committee Member on the Board of Directors of Claire’s Stores, Inc. and Linens & Things, Inc., and as an Executive Committee Member of the Wright State University Foundation.
Michael Donohue has more than two decades of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration and is skilled at streamlining processes and procedures as they relate to that field. Previous positions he has held include Assistant Controller at the American University of Beirut, Budget Analyst for the United States Military Academy at West Point and Budget Assistant for the Army Athletic Association.
Since his arrival at LIM College, Mr. Donohue has played a key role in the institution’s strategic growth, helping to ensure the College has the optimal faculty, staff and facilities in place to support student success.
Mr. Donohue has extensive knowledge in the areas of accounting, student accounts, financial aid, human resources, information technology, and facilities management and maintains active memberships in several professional organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, the Society for College and University Planning, Educause, and APPA.
Dr. Scott Carnz joined LIM College as Provost in August of 2023. As the chief academic officer of the College, he leads LIM’s Academic Affairs unit and serves as chief advisor to the President on matters related to curriculum, faculty, academic engagement, and pedagogy.
Dr. Carnz came to LIM College from the City University of Seattle, where as Provost he oversaw more than 50 programs, ranging from the certificate level to doctoral degrees. Among his accomplishments during his tenure at the City University of Seattle were creating an Office of Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; establishing a Research Institute to support student and faculty scholarship; fostering a data-informed culture to assess learning outcomes and support student achievement; and increasing student persistence rates in key programs.
Previously, Dr. Carnz was with the Art Institute of Seattle for 22 years, starting as a faculty member and advancing through the ranks to become Dean of Academic Affairs. As Dean, he led 27 undergraduate programs in fields that included audio, video, and game production, as well as culinary arts, and graphic, interior, industrial, and fashion design and marketing. His experience with the school’s fashion programs included establishing an internship program that partnered with employers such as Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zulily.
Dr. Carnz has served as a Peer Site Evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. He holds a B.A. in Visual Communications from The Evergreen State College, an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Argosy University.
Dr. Carnz started his career in the design fields and has served as Creative Director for a start-up fashion line that was among the first to implement sustainable practices, including a program aimed at reforestation, with every purchase planting a tree in partnership with AmericanForests.org.
The President’s Cabinet is a core group of leaders who serve in an advisory capacity to the President, making informed recommendations regarding the College’s strategic priorities, resource allocation, infrastructure, and organizational structure. The Cabinet aligns planning and operational processes and policies to fulfill College priorities, support the core values and mission, and fosters continuous improvement.
Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs
Vice President of Industry Relations
Dr. Scott Carnz
Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Treasurer
Vice President of Enrollment Services
Assistant Vice President of Career and Internship Services
Director of Human Resources
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Dean of Academic Administration