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John Sanford, News Service (650) 736-2151,

Imelda White, office administrator, Memorial Church and Office for Religious Life (650) 723-1762,

McLennan to be formally installed as dean for religious life

The Rev. William "Scotty" McLennan Jr. will be formally installed as Stanford's new dean for religious life at 4 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Memorial Church.

McLennan, 52, has been in the position since Jan. 1. He hails from Tufts University, where he was chaplain for more than 16 years.

For most of his undergraduate career at Yale University, McLennan lived with a group of schoolmates, one of whom was Garry Trudeau. Trudeau went on to create the comic strip "Doonesbury," immortalizing McLennan in the character of the Rev. Scot Sloan. Sloan is an amalgam of McLennan and his mentor, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin.

Coffin, the former Yale chaplain, is scheduled to give a sermon at Monday's installation. In addition, President John Hennessy will deliver a welcome speech, and the a cappella group Talisman will perform. A reception will follow in the main quadrangle.

For more information, call the church at (650) 723-1762.


By John Sanford

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