On Friday, October 14, 2016, William N. Ruud will be formally installed as Marietta College’s 19th president in ceremonies to be held in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center’s indoor track. The academic procession begins at 10:00 a.m. and the inauguration will follow.
The ceremony will provide the occasion to welcome back to the College dozens of alumni from around the country, as well as dozens of others who will represent colleges and universities across the U.S. This day is also an opportunity to celebrate our College’s intellectual life, and to reflect on the future as we begin this new chapter at Marietta.
On behalf of Inauguration Committee, we hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Ruud to the presidency of Marietta College and that together we can make his inauguration a permanent reminder that we are one community.
View the Inauguration Invitation (PDF)
Order of Precedence for the Academic Procession
Watch it Live
President Ruud's address
Raison d'étre: Academic Mission — Provost Janet Bland
Raison d'étre: Academic Mission — Dean of Students Lisa Phillips
Installation of the President — George Fenton, Chair of the Board
Remarks from Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster Jr., President of Shippensburg University
Greeting from Congressman William Johnson (R-Marietta)
Greeting from Dr. Christopher Klein, Chair of Faculty Council
Greeting from Debra Wayland, Chair of Marietta College Staff Advisory Council
Greeting from Emily Drabeck ’17, President of Student Senate, and Paige Berschet ’18, VP of SGA
Greeting from Andrew Ferguson ’95, Chair of MCAA
Greeting from Heather Allender, President & CEO of Marietta Community Foundation
Greeting from Dr. Kongxiang Wang, Professor of Law at University of International Relations
Invocation — Monsignor John Michael Campbell of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
Benediction — Dr. David Torbett, Molly Putnam Associate Professor of Religion at Marietta College
National Anthem — performed by the Symphonic Band
Alma Mater — performed by the Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band
College Hymn — performed by the Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band