John Marshall gets inducted as Colorado Mesa University’s 11th president

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – John Marshall has been officially inducted as the 11th president of Colorado Mesa University. After 17 years leading, Tim Foster left big shoes to fill but President Marshall is ready to step toward the vision he has for his alma mater.

“In a lot of ways, I think it’s it’s our opportunity as a university to really celebrate the university and the traditions here,” Colorado Mesa University President John Marshall expresses, “It’s this idea that the university is bigger than any one person and we’ve got great momentum here. The idea here is to use of this change in leadership to continue that great momentum we’ve built over the last decade.”

The Investiture Ceremony not only serves as part of the Maverick Momentum Tour but also as a moment in history and transition in leadership. As a student of the past, Marshall makes a habit of connecting to CMU students of today which student leaders like Jay Shearrow look forward to seeing more of in Marshall’s ideas, efforts, and communication.

“We’re really fortunate here at Colorado Mesa University because students have a voice and they have things that we can do on this campus,” CMU Association Student Government President Jay Shearrow shares, “Just being able to be a part of that and be a part of this legacy and build upon a foundation that was so graciously left for us by previous student leaders in leaders across this campus as a whole, it’s a really amazing experience.”

Marshall says American universities should be a scale model of what the future look will look like. As president, Marshall’s ambitions push toward giving each student a transformational education and experience, grabbing their future by the horns with Maverick pride.

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