Meet the President
The ninth president of Marlboro College, Kevin F. F. Quigley began serving in July 2015. Before coming to Marlboro, Kevin served as Peace Corps country director in Thailand, and as president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), a global alumni organization for the more than 200,000 former Peace Corps staff and volunteers. In the latter role, he developed a community-based model to spark the agency’s largest engagement ever, and helped secure passage of the Peace Corps Commemorative Act signed into law by President Obama.
Kevin has a deep appreciation for academia, with degrees from Swarthmore College, National University of Ireland, Columbia University, and Georgetown University. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at 12 liberal arts colleges from 2004 to 2012, and a faculty-practitioner graduate instructor teaching about international studies and management from 1995 to 2011. Earlier, he was guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the recipient of several other international professional fellowships. Kevin has served on the board of Swarthmore College and the American University of Afghanistan, as well as various international development organizations including the Institute for Sustainable Communities in Montpelier, Vermont. He is the author of For Democracy’s Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press) and has published extensively on international and service issues, including a quarterly blog about Peace Corps and service-related issues in The Huffington Post.
Kevin has a life-long interest in how education develops skills that expand opportunities, and in helping make public institutions more accountable. As the first executive director of the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities, he pioneered work with global companies like Nike and The Gap, the World Bank, and various universities and community-based organizations, seeking to improve the lives of production workers. He has also served as vice president for business and policy at the Asia Society, director of public policy at the Pew Charitable Trusts, vice chairman of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Assistance for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and legislative director to Senator John Heinz.