Westminster College Welcomes Class of 2022 with New President, Beth Dobkin

Class of 2022

 

Aug 22, 2018

Griffins also kick off the school year as a first-time NCAA Division II member

Today Westminster College welcomes 445 first-year students to campus for the first day of classes. The Class of 2022 joined Westminster's new president, Beth Dobkin, Ph.D., in several firsts at the college, including her first convocation ceremony and the college's first celebration as an NCAA Division II member.

"It's a new start for them, and it's a new start for me," Dobkin said. "There's a lot to be learned in these first few days about what brings people here and seeing if it's similar to what brought me here. The start of anything is filled with great hope and anticipation. That's very energizing."

This year's class continues to reflect the diversity of the region, with more than 21% being students of color. Additionally, 62% of incoming students are female and 38% are male. The Class of 2022 comes from 32 states, spanning Florida to Hawaii.

The Class of 2022 will also be the first to attend under Westminster's NCAA Division II membership. Westminster Griffins women's volleyball will host its first official game against Truman State University on Sept. 1 at noon.

This year's first-year student profile includes:

Demographics

  • 38% male
  • 62% female
  • 21% U.S. students of color 5% multi-racial 3% international/non-resident students
  • 61% from Utah 39% from out-of-state

Academics

  • Average high school GPA: 3.58 Average ACT: 24 Average SAT: 1165

Convocation speech

Convocation crowd

President Dobkin convocation