Marist installs new president
Marist College’s new president, David Yellen, was formally installed during a ceremony Saturday in the school’s McCann Arena.
Yellen took the helm of the college in July, succeeding Dennis J. Murray, who stepped down as president after 37 years in office.
Murray now serves as president emeritus and professor of public policy.
Yellen said his priorities for Marist include increasing the graduate school enrollment, offering more distance learning opportunities and broadening diversity.
“We’ve been on a great trajectory for a long time, so I have the luxury of taking some time to formulate strategic plans, to pick the new areas where we’re going to expand and solidify our base,” he said.
Yellen said he expects to issue a five-year plan for Marist during 2017.
Rob Dyson, left, immediate past chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees, and Jim Cannavino, right, also a past chairman, help the college’s new president, David Yellen, with his academic robe and hood during Yellen’s installation on Saturday.