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Friday, May 4, 2018

SU's Next President Introduced to Campus Community

Dudley-Eshbach, Wight, Caret
From left, Drs. Janet Dudley-Eshbach and Charles Wight with Chancellor Robert Caret.

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury University community gave its next president, Dr. Charles Wight, a warm welcome and standing ovation during his first official campus visit. 

Wight was introduced by University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, as well as Regent D’Ana Johnson, who led the search committee. Outgoing President Janet Dudley-Eshbach ceremoniously passed the University mace to Wight.    

“We believe we have absolutely the ‘right fit’ in Dr. Wight,” Caret told students, faculty and staff gathered in Holloway Hall Auditorium. 

During opening remarks, Wight shared some of his professional experiences and memorable interactions with students. He introduced his wife, Victoria Rasmussen. He applauded Dudley-Eshbach for her leadership. He also took questions from the audience and explained that he plans to embark on a “listening tour” when he arrives.      

Wight has served as president of Weber State University in Utah since 2013. He takes office at SU on July 1.  

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