By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Eastern appoints second female president


Last updated 3/3/2022 at 2:15pm

CHENEY – Shari McMahan is the new president of Eastern Washington University. The board of trustees announced the news in a Feb. 24 press release. McMahan is the 27th president of the university and the second woman president in the institution’s history.

McMahan was one of the four finalists out of 60 applicants. She is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University in San Bernardino.

McMahan beat out interim president David May for the job and Monroe Gorden Jr., vice president of student affairs of UCLA, and John Tomkowiak, founding dean o...

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