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Jews in the Land of Disney: Wendy B. Libby, first Jewish president of Stetson University


Wendy Libby was honored with "President Wendy B. Libby Week" in DeLand June 1-8, 2020.

In 2009, Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., a nice Jewish girl from Brooklyn, became the ninth and first female president of Stetson University. Founded in 1883, Libby is also the first Jewish president. She officially retired on June 30, 2020, becoming president emerita.

When asked how it feels to retire, she remarked, "The most difficult thing for me about my retirement will be missing my friends and colleagues with whom I've worked for so many years. Living close to the campus will make my retirement more palatable as I still plan to come around from time to time."

But Libby is looking forward to sl...

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