Inauguration of Frederick Slabach (MS ’77) as 20th President of Texas Wesleyan University

Congratulations to Fred Slabach who, on January 27, 2012, was inaugurated as the 20th President of Texas Wesleyan University, a position he has held since one year ago. He brings decades of legal and political experience to this role, and has already articulated a strong vision for the future of the institution. According to the official university announcement, “Since his appointment in January of 2011, President Slabach has drafted a new strategic plan for the University that builds on our strong foundation of values and ethics and ensures that our academic programs lead to exceptional professional and career preparation.”

Though Slabach has left his role as Executive Secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, he was in good company during the inauguration. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who serves as President of the Truman Foundation, delivered the keynote address. She praised Slabach’s emphasis on preparing students to think critically about the world around them.

Slabach will continue his relationship with the Foundation as Treasurer.

Here are links to the Official Announcement and Video and coverage in the Star-Telegram.

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