By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - When David L. Dunlop talks about the events scheduled for his inauguration this weekend, he seems embarrassed about the attention.
The 14th president of Shepherd College is finally being officially inaugurated, eight months after he started the job.
"This is really an institutional celebration," Dunlop said recently. "While it's my inauguration, it's really something for the college."
Dunlop was vice president of academic affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pa., before being named president of Shepherd College.
"It's been wonderful," he said. "It's been extremely rewarding. The cooperation I've received is outstanding."
Dunlop said the college has made progress in reorganizing the academic structure and has begun new programs.
Work is under way on a $4.4 million library addition.
"Most of the good things happening at the institution are because of the work of others," Dunlop said. "I see myself as head cheerleader, trying to come up with the overall direction."