Marietta to inaugurate 19th president on October 14
Dr. William N. Ruud, who joined Marietta College on July 3, will be inaugurated as the 19th president starting at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14 — which is also the first day of Homecoming 2016 on campus.
The ceremony will take place in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.
Guest speakers for the inauguration will include Dr. Janet Bland, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Lisa Patterson, Dean of Students, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta), Dr. Chris Klein, McCoy Associate Professor and Chair of Faculty Council, Debbie Wayland, Director of Human Resources and Chair of the Staff Advisory Council, Andrew Ferguson ’95, Chair of the Marietta College Alumni Association, Heather Allender, President & CEO of the Marietta Community Foundation, and Dr. Kongxiang Wang, Professor of Law, University of International Relations.
Student Body President Emily Drabeck ‘17 and President of Student Government Association Paige Berschet ‘18 will represent Marietta’s students.
George Fenton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, will be the Master of Ceremonies.
There will be an inaugural reception immediately following in the Recreation Center with an expected start time of noon.