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Special Welcome Message from our 10th President, Dr. Julia Jasken

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther '63, chair of the McDaniel College Board of Trustees, introduces Dr. Julia Jasken, who delivers a special message to students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and the community, as she becomes McDaniel College’s 10th president on June 1, 2021. Dr. Jasken has dedicated nearly her entire professional life to higher education and most notably to McDaniel, beginning in the classroom in 2003 as an English professor. Over her tenure at McDaniel, Dr. Jasken has assumed increasing responsibility in administrative positions, including serving as the college’s executive vice president and provost.

Messages to the Community

  • A Message from President Jasken regarding Juneteenth

    This Friday, June 18, the college will be closed in observance of Juneteenth (June 19). This is a day of celebration and reflection in commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. I encourage you to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and use this day as an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Black Americans, while continuing to work toward justice and lasting change.
  • A message from President Jasken

    It was wonderful to see so many of you back on campus in person, and I look forward to connecting with many more of you in the weeks and months ahead. In my time at McDaniel, but especially in the last year, I have witnessed our collective commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Even in the face of hate, we are unwavering in these values and will continue our work toward becoming a more just and equitable campus.
  • A special message from Dr. Julia Jasken, McDaniel's 10th President

    It is an incredible honor to begin my first day as McDaniel College’s 10th President. I am humbled to join a distinguished line of presidents who have so capably led our beloved college, and today I am excited to begin this next chapter with all of you.
  • For Our Community: A message from McDaniel's tenth president, Dr. Julia Jasken

    I can think of no greater honor than to be selected as McDaniel’s tenth president and would like to thank the campus community for their engagement throughout the process, the search committee for their careful evaluation, and the Board of Trustees for their final determination.

Selected Speeches and Presentations

“Leading as Wom*n.” Keynote speaker. HERS Wellesley Institute. June 2019.

“The Role of Alumni in Vocational Discernment.” College of Independent Colleges (CIC) NetVUE Conference. Louisville, KY..

“Mission-Driven Innovation at McDaniel College.” with President Roger Casey. Securing America’s Future Workshop. Council of Independent Colleges. Westminster, MD.

“Cost Containment for Mission Driven Innovation.” with Professor Pam Regis. CIC Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers. San Antonio, Texas.