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The President's Office

Dr. Roger N. Casey has served as the ninth President of McDaniel College of Westminster, Maryland, and Budapest, Hungary, for ten years. During his tenure, Dr. Casey has overseen construction and major renovations of Gill Stadium, a new Student Center, McTeer-Zepp Plaza, Gill Physical Education Learning Center, and Hoover Library. He completed a $51M fundraising initiative in celebration of the College’s 150th anniversary and received the largest scholarship bequest in the College’s history (~$6M), which funds the Dorsey Scholars, and the largest capital gift ($5M) for the student center. The last two classes have been the largest in the history of the College.

President Casey in front of stadium

Campus Initiatives

Roger’s initiatives include creating the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO), a single office comprehensively supporting experiential learning; Global Fellows, a program allowing students to internationalize any major; and Educator’s, Military, and Alumni Legacies, $100K scholarships for all children of educators, veterans, or alumni.

Roger teaches cultural studies, drama, and leadership. He has spoken around the globe to over a hundred organizations and authored the book, Textual Vehicles: The Automobile in American Literature. His cultural analysis has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, and on CNN, ABC, and CBS. His current scholarship addresses generational issues in organizations. A Kellogg Fellow, Roger has traveled to over 110 countries, studying the role of vision in creating diverse communities.

A Recognized Leader

Dr. Casey is Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and chairs the Centennial Athletic Conference. He is the immediate past-chair of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), and he sits on the Board of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Background & Education

A Phi Beta Kappan and first-generation college graduate, President Casey holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and a B.A. from Furman University in his native South Carolina. He previously served as Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rollins College in Florida and as Associate Dean and professor at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. He also co-founded the Associated Colleges of the South’s Teaching and Learning Workshop, earned Distinguished Teaching awards from Birmingham-Southern and Florida State, and was nominated for the Carnegie National Professor of the Year. He is married to Robyn Allers (former director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum).

Connect With Us

Roger Casey

President

Phone: 410-857-2222

Office: Decker College Center 2222

Location

2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157

McSwagger

President Roger Casey invented the term “McSwagger,” to keep the campus pumped up with McDaniel pride! Students, staff and faculty all demonstrate their McSwagger in a variety of ways - on the field, in our classrooms, through academic scholarship and of course, on game day. 

Connect With Us

Roger Casey

President

Phone: 410-857-2222

Office: Decker College Center 2222

Location

2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157