McMahan 27th university president

University defined by mission

CHENEY – Dr. Shari McMahan's Investiture Ceremony at Eastern Washington University was a powerful reflection of her life journey and her resolute dedication to encouraging opportunities for first-generation and under-served students.

As a first-generation college student, Dr. McMahan's path to academia was a remarkable one. Raised by parents who were proud business owners, she was encouraged to pursue higher education for the broader array of options it would offer her.

"They encouraged me to go to college so I could have options," she recalled, observing the pivotal role that parental support...


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