The Office of the President

President-elect Barbara McDonaldDr. Barbara McDonald became St. Scholastica's 13th president on Aug. 5, 2019.

Dr. McDonald came to St. Scholastica from North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN, where she had served as president since 2015. Her career in higher education includes extensive experience in teaching, scholarship, administration, and international education. 

"I am honored to serve as the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica," McDonald said. "I am proud to work alongside our outstanding students, faculty, and staff as we move the College forward to a bright future." 

McDonald's inauguration ceremony was held on Feb. 10, 2020.

In the News

FOX-TV Channel 21
Feb. 10, 2020
Dr. Barbara McDonald inaugurated as president

Duluth News Tribune
Feb. 7, 2020
Editorial: St. Scholastica stepping up community role

Duluthian Magazine
November/December 2019
The importance of community relationships

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov. 3, 2019
New college presidents are old friends