DePauw University has unveiled details for the inauguration of its 20th president. Mark McCoy, who was selected to become the university’s next president in March, will officially take up the position during a ceremony October 29.
The ceremony will feature remarks by DePauw graduate Vernon Jordan Jr., an advisor to former president Bill Clinton. Before being chosen as president, McCoy served as dean of DePauw’s School of Music, a position he had held since August 2011.
McCoy began in his new role in July. He succeeds Brian Casey, who left the university to become president of Colgate University in New York.
The day before the inauguration ceremony, DePauw will dedicate its new dining facility, Hoover Hall. The university says the nearly 50,000 square-foot building will serve as the primary dining area for first-year students and upper-class students living in university housing.