August 28, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Dr. Jason N. Adsit, Mount Saint Mary College president, delivers one of the first pitches at the Hudson Valley Renegades game on Monday night.
With some enthusiastic support from his wife Heather and his five children, Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, threw one of the first pitches at a Hudson Valley Renegades game on Monday, August 27.
Thanks to an incredible five runs in the seventh inning, the ‘Gades took the game 5-0 over the Staten Island Yankees.
It was a great night for the Mount community, which showed up in force to cheer on their new president and enjoy the local ballgame. Including students, faculty, staff, and their families, more than 200 members of the college community were in attendance.
Dr. Adsit, the Mount’s seventh fulltime president, began his tenure on June 1. He joins the Mount family from D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education, as well as Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.
An accomplished author and speaker, Dr. Adsit earned a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC.
Earlier on Monday, about 2,400 students began or resumed bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the Mount, ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report. The college welcomed nearly 400 freshmen from as far away as California and more than 100 transfer students.