Varlotta Green

This campaign ended on September 30, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Hiram College by clicking here!

Thank you for supporting the Varlotta Green project

and helping us reach our goal!

FINAL UPDATE: WE DID IT! Thank you for exceeding the goals for the Varlotta Green project and honoring Dr. Varlotta and her service to Hiram College. Your support ensures a revitalized campus green benefitting current and future generations of Hiram students. 

On Sept. 1, 2020, Dr. Lori E. Varlotta concluded her time as president of Hiram College to begin her second presidency at California Lutheran University. In recognition of her service to Hiram College, the Hiram College Board of Trustees has named the campus green in honor of Dr. Varlotta.

To help launch this campaign, Lucia Swanson `70 and Ted Levine have made a generous gift of $50,000. 

We invite you to join Lucia and Ted, along with other alumni and friends, in honoring Dr. Varlotta and her service to Hiram College by making a gift to the Varlotta Green project today. 

"We are pleased to support Hiram's Varlotta Green project in recognition of Dr. Lori Varlotta's leadership and innovation in making Hiram College a model for liberal arts education in the future." 

-Lucia Swanson `70 and Ted Levine

Your gift to the Varlotta Green will help the College beautify the current campus green and better utilize the area to leverage the spirit of Hiram’s Tech and Trek program. It will also honor Dr. Varlotta and her personal passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Long used as a gathering space for bringing together the campus community, the area will soon be in even greater demand during the current pandemic as more classes and activities will take place outside. Long after the pandemic ends, your support ensures that the revitalized campus green remains an attractive gathering spot for future generations of Hiram students.

Thank you!

About Dr. Varlotta's Tenure As President

In July 2014, Lori E. Varlotta, Ph.D., became Hiram College’s 22nd and first female president. During her years as president, she led the College through six banner fundraising years raising more than $56 million dollars. Known for her collaborative leadership style, Dr. Varlotta worked with colleagues across campus to design and implement changes that were meant to benefit the institution as a whole and the students it serves. Most notably, she structured and guided a comprehensive process that positioned Hiram as The New Liberal Arts™. The New Liberal Arts combines contemporary and classic majors, prioritizes integrative and interdisciplinary learning, guarantees that all students complete an experiential activity, and promotes Mindful Technology™. The latter has been brought to life through Hiram’s Tech and Trek™ 1:1 mobile technology program, the first of its kind in Ohio.

As part of the New Liberal Arts, Dr. Varlotta and her leadership team supported faculty in ushering forth curricular changes that included a host of new majors. Some of the newest ones—Integrative Exercise Science, Public Health, Sport Management, and Criminal Justice—are fast becoming the most popular fields of study at Hiram. She has also worked with staff in athletics to add new intercollegiate offerings such as Men’s Volleyball, Cheer/STUNT, and most recently Men’s and Women’s Wrestling. Earlier this year, Dr. Varlotta took a lead role in conceptualizing the Learn More, Earn More, Spend Less tuition model. Covered on CNBC, it has been described by national leaders at NAICU and CIC as a highly innovative model.   




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