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         Christopher F. Roellke has officially been selected to succeed Wendy Libby as Stetson’s new president. Roellke is currently Dean of the College Emeritus and Professor of Education at Vassar College. 

         In an article for Stetson Today, Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Board of Trustees chair elect says “He is very student-oriented and authentic with a commitment to building and enhancing academic environments to foster deep faculty-student connections and community engagement.”

         Roellke said “it is the greatest honor and privilege of my professional life to be selected as Stetson University’s 10th president… My family and I are eager to immerse ourselves in this wonderful community of lifelong learners.”

         Roellke is a graduate of Cornell University as well as Wesleyan University. Roellke is married to Kim Roellke, and they have three daughters, Emma, Julia, and Olivia.