The MacMurray College Board of Trustees announced Aug. 21 that Dr. Beverly Rodgers has accepted the role of MacMurray College’s president, the 17th in the institution’s 173-year history. Rodgers has spent the past two months as acting president, previously serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs and has agreed to serve a two-year term. A formal presidential search will resume in 2020. “MacMurray has undergone an expansion of its curriculum, countless infrastructure improvements, and there is an incredible energy on campus. Hers will be a seamless transition that will provide stability along with continued momentum, which is exactly what the College requires right now,” said Charlie O’Connell, chair, MacMurray board of trustees. Debbie Trueblood, co-chair of MacMurray’s Presidential Search Committee and Trustee said, “Dr. Beverly Rodgers is the right choice and a catalyst for the continuing reinvigoration of this institution. We listened to our search committee’s input on what they wanted, we knew what we needed, and she was our perfect choice.” “MacMurray is special, its legacy is historic, the MacMurray family are incredible, and I look forward to moving this college forward in alignment with the long-term strategic plan,” said Rodgers. Rodgers’ installation is effective immediately, and she has already engaged alumni, staff, and students.