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Published April 28, 2014, 04:57 PM

MSUM welcomes new President

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Just a week after the big announcement, a pepfest was the official welcome for the new president of MSUM.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Just a week after the big announcement, a pepfest was the official welcome for the new president of MSUM.

The campus showed up in force at the Ballroom to congratulate and welcome Anne Blackhurst.

She will be the 11th president at MSUM during its 125-year history.

Chancellor Steven Rosenstone says the university needed someone with integrity and openness, with a vision to work with faculty, staff and the Fargo-Moorhead community.

Blackhurst thanked the campus and said she will be a president they will all be proud of.

Anne Blackhurst/MSUM President Elect: "never have i had the privilege of working with colleagues who care so passionately about students and never have i served students as full of promise as those at msum."

Blackhurst will take over as president in July, and be officially welcomed in the fall.

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