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Forum editorial: New president of Concordia off to great start

It's a big weekend at Concordia College. The school's 10th president, and first woman in the job, will be inaugurated. By all indications, Pamela Jolicoeur is off to an excellent start. She's completing her first academic year in fine style. The ...

It's a big weekend at Concordia College. The school's 10th president, and first woman in the job, will be inaugurated.

By all indications, Pamela Jolicoeur is off to an excellent start. She's completing her first academic year in fine style. The reviews from faculty, students and alumni have been overwhelmingly positive.

Her decision to wait for inauguration until this spring afforded her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of the school, its traditions and its aspirations. She put her time to good use, not only jumping into the administrative responsibilities of a president, but also developing relationships that will enhance her understanding and thus strengthen her commitment to the private Lutheran college.

When the college selected Jolicoeur, we said first impressions were good. Her work on the campus since then has confirmed our initial assessment. She's an outstanding leader for an outstanding college. We wish her and everyone associated with Concordia a successful and exciting inauguration weekend.

Forum editorials represent the opinion of Forum management and the newspaper's Editorial Board

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