MSMC president formally inaugurated

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, left, with College President Jason Adsit

NEWBURGH – Jason Adsit has been president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh since June 2018, and Friday more than 15 months later, he was officially inaugurated as the seventh president of the college.

“This campus,” said Adsit, of the last 15 months, “I fall in love with it more every day.”

Now Adsit has to look to the future, which includes more programs, such as a cybersecurity program.

“Clarifying our vision, building our strategic plan and continue to offer programs,” he said.”We are going to be rolling out new academic programs every year. We’re focused on helping professionals here.”

The college is located on the north end the city, and he said any physical growth of the campus with be maintained within its current boundary.

“We are going to continue to grow the capacity we have,” he said.

Prior to coming to Mount Saint Mary College, Adsit served as the Dean of Arts, Sciences & Education and Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at D’Youville College in Buffalo.

New York’s Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, attended the ceremony to bless Adsit and the college. He is no stranger to the Mount, having visited the campus on numerous occasions.

This was the second time the cardinal was in Orange County in two weeks. He was on the west side in the City of Port Jervis to bless the temporary emergency room at Bon Secours Community Hospital while the facility undergoes a major remodeling.

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