Associate Professor of Business
EdD, Harvard University
MBA, Dartmouth College
BA, MA, Middlebury College
Dr. Robert H. Huntington became the 14th president of Heidelberg University on July 1, 2009. Since his arrival, strengthening the university’s core mission has been placed at the forefront, with a focus on two long-term strategic goals: Improving Academic Excellence and Improving the Student Experience. Dr. Huntington came to Heidelberg after 25 years in the corporate sector, having worked in a variety of executive management positions for more than 22 years at Dunkin’ Brands Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 11 years at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts.
In the community, he is serving as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tiffin Charitable Foundation and a member of the Tiffin Rotary. In higher education, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and serves as an Executive committee Trustee for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio (AICUO). In addition, he is currently serving as the Ohio Athletic Conference representative on the NCAA Division III President’s Advisory Group.
Dr. Huntington is married to Dr. Susan McCafferty, a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed attorney, whom he met at their undergraduate alma mater, Middlebury College. They are the parents of two children, Ashley and Aidan.