A Staten Island college will soon have a new leader.

Following a 7 month search, Wagner College has named Dr. Joel Martin its new President.

Martin joins the school after serving as Provost and Dean of Faculty at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

He will take over in July for current President Richard Guarasci who is set to retire after more than 20 years at the school.

Wagner College is celebrating 100 years on Staten Island.

The private, liberal arts school has 2200 students and more than 100 faculty members.