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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica will introduce a new president in a campus ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30. The event will be in Benedictine Commons in the Science Center on the Duluth campus at 1200 Kenwood Ave. The media are welcome, and press parking will be available.

The new president will be the 13th in St. Scholastica’s 107-year history, and will succeed Dr. Colette Geary, who is leaving the College to spend more time with her family. Dr. Geary has served as president since July 2016.

The new president’s appointment represents the end of a national search.

The College of St. Scholastica is an independent private college founded in 1912 by the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Duluth, who remain its sponsors. More than half of the student body of over 4,000 are non-traditional students in graduate, extended-site and online programs. About 1,700 students make up the traditional student body at the Duluth campus, about half of whom live on campus.

St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and rankings by U.S. News & World Report classify it as one of the Midwest’s top regional universities. It is one of’s top 10 “Best Value” colleges in the state and ranks on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named it one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at