DePauw University announces new president

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GREENCASTLE, Ind. (Mar . 7, 2016)– DePauw University announced a new president Monday.

D. Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw University School of Music since 2011, will be DePauw’s 20th president.

Two receptions are planned on campus Tuesday to celebrate the appointment. They will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

McCoy is a native of West Virginia and the son of a coal miner, DePauw said in a press release. He holds a B.A. in music education from Shepherd University, a liberal arts college in West Virginia, a master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory, and a Ph.D. in fine arts with a concentration in music composition from Texas Tech University.

“As a first generation college student, I believe the undergraduate experience should be inspirational, aspirational, and transformational,” McCoy said. “I can imagine no college in America that can do that better than DePauw. Our alumni set a high bar and provide shining examples of how DePauw graduates make more than a living — they make a life.”