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McDaniel College sets inauguration for new president

McDaniel College announced Wednesday that Dr. Julia Jasken will be officially inaugurated as the college’s 10th president on April 9, 2022.

The official ceremony for President Jasken is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Gill Center at McDaniel College in Westminster. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

McDaniel College President Dr. Julia Jasken. (Submitted photo)

Jasken took over as the school’s president June 21.

A series of events in celebration of this historic event are also planned for April 7 and 8.

More than 30 faculty, staff, trustees and current students at McDaniel are volunteering to assist in planning the celebration. The inauguration steering committee is chaired by Janelle Holmboe, vice president for enrollment.

Jasken has dedicated nearly her entire professional life to higher education and most notably to McDaniel, beginning in the classroom at McDaniel in 2003 as an English professor specializing in new media pedagogy and teaching a variety of professional writing courses.

She has served in various administrative roles at the college, including as executive vice president and provost, overseeing academic and student life. A champion of both the liberal arts and McDaniel’s student-centered mission, she has overseen the establishment of many of the college’s most important strategic initiatives and most recently, led the Return to the Hill planning efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also served as the chair of the college’s diversity, equity and inclusion administrative team.