McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey announces retirement


McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2020–2021 academic year in June 2021.

One of the longest-serving college presidents in the State of Maryland, Casey took office as McDaniel College’s ninth president in July 2010 and oversees McDaniel’s campus in Westminster, Md., as well as the college’s European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

Throughout his 10 years as president of McDaniel College, Casey has supported the college’s commitment to access and affordability, with McDaniel awarding over $40 million in grants and scholarships annually, while raising McDaniel’s national prominence. In particular, McDaniel has been lauded for its efforts to recruit, enroll and graduate high-need students and has been ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, Money Magazine and The Princeton Review, among others.

Under his leadership, McDaniel has enrolled record-breaking first-year classes and broke the 1,800 mark in undergraduate enrollment for the first time in the institution’s history this fall. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, including the CollegeBound Foundation in Baltimore, McDaniel has also increased its diversity on campus with nearly 50% of the current incoming class identified as students of color.

The McDaniel College Board of Trustees has already begun to form a transition committee chaired by Bruce H. Preston, a 1975 alumnus and member of the board since 1995. This committee, comprised of trustees, will develop the plan for a presidential search and will work closely with McDaniel faculty, staff, students and alumni.

To learn more, visit the McDaniel College website.

Source: McDaniel College