President Le Roy's First-Year Experience

President Le Roy's First-Year Experience Getting to know the man behind the beard

During President Le Roy's inauguration week, students organized a flash mob on the Commons Lawn. Surprise guest dancer? The Prez himself.

President Michael K. Le Roy, PhD

HOMETOWN: Bainbridge Island, Washington
CREDENTIALS: PhD, Vanderbilt University, political science, comparative politics and international relations
FORMER GIGS: professor of political science at Wheaton College (1994-2002), director of Wheaton in Europe program, professor of political science at Whitworth University (2002-2005), Whitworth's vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty (2005-2010), Whitworth's executive vice president (2010-2012) 

Calvin's new president—the 10th in its 136-year history—arrived on campus from Washington state in July. It didn't take long before he was helping new students move in, inspiring the community to seek truth and grace, and of course, participating in a flash mob dance inspired by his inauguration. 

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