Goldey Beacom Names New Trustee

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June 10, 2019

Goldey-Beacom College today announced the appointment of Mark A. Holodick, Ed.D. as a new member of its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019.


Dr. Holodick was appointed Superintendent of the Brandywine School District in October 2009, after a long history with the district as a student, teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Prior to being named Superintendent, he was Principal at Concord High School and at a blended middle and high school in the Delmar School District.


“Dr. Holodick joins the Board of Trustees on the heels of a 30 percent increase in full-time, undergraduate enrollment and the launch of a $30 million construction project for Franta Hall and the Campus Expansion Project,” said Board Chairman Mark Olazagasti. He continued, “His leadership and guidance, as well as his expertise in academic rigor, expansion and strategic initiatives, will position the College to serve students in a competitive, global environment.”


Since being appointed Superintendent, Dr. Holodick has been committed to the foundation of the District: professionalism, customer service, equity, and meeting the needs of all students. He recognizes the importance of developing the whole child through unique and diverse programming, after-school enrichment opportunities, athletics, arts, and of course a rigorous curriculum. Under his leadership, the District has invested resources to expand and increase access to programs such as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Achievers Academy, International Baccalaureate, AP Capstone, STEM, and dual enrollment opportunities.


Dr. Holodick was one of the four superintendents who helped spearhead the BRINC Consortium, an organization made up of school districts that focuses on personalized and blended learning, access to technology, and collaboration.  BRINC comprises the Brandywine, Indian River, New Castle County Vocational Technical, and Colonial School Districts and has now grown to include nine districts across the state.


Dr. Holodick has been recognized as Administrator of the Year for 2016 by the Delaware Association of Educational Office Professionals and previously was named the School Administrator of the Year by the Delaware Association of School Librarians. He is proud to have been recognized by peers and named 2017 Superintendent of the Year by the Delaware Chief School Officers Association. He is a member of the statewide Vision 2025 implementation committee and the Claymont Lions Club and previously served on the board of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association as both President and Vice President. Dr. Holodick has also served as the President of the Delaware Chief School Officers Association and currently serves as a member of the College Board’s Superintendent Advisory Board Council.


Dr. Holodick earned his Bachelor of Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan University, his Master of Education at Wilmington University, and his Doctor of Education at the University of Delaware.


Founded in 1886, the College offers graduate and undergraduate degrees with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, English and all areas of business. With alumni from 26 states and 66 nations, Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.