The College of St. Scholastica is celebrating the inauguration of its 13th president, Dr. Barbara McDonald.
Sunday, February 9
The celebration of Mass on campus takes place at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, 7 p.m.
Monday, February 10
The inauguration ceremony will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Reif Gymnasium in the Burns Wellness Commons. A reception follows at 12:30 p.m. in the adjacent field house of Burns Wellness Commons.
Updates and photos will be available on , along with for those unable to attend the ceremony in person.
McDonald came to St. Scholastica from North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN, where she had served as president since 2015. Her lengthy career in higher education includes extensive experience in teaching, scholarship, administration, and international education. She took office at St. Scholastica on Aug. 5, 2019.
The inauguration date of Feb. 10 marks the Feast Day of the College’s namesake, St. Scholastica. Every canonized Saint has a feast day, which is a designated day of celebration during the year.