DULUTH, Minn. -

Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary was appointed as the president of the college on April 1st of this year, and started her term on July 1st.

Around a thousand Faculty, students, and community members turned out for the Inaugural ceremony, where speakers, including St. Scholastica Alumni and Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson, gave their greetings and welcomed the school’s 12th president.

"She inherits a very healthy strong educational community, but she has enormous talent and opportunity, and I’m just excited to see what she does with it," said Emily Larson.

A reception was held immediately after the event.

The college’s last inauguration ceremony was in October 1999 for President Larry Goodwin, who retired earlier this year.