President Laura Skandera Trombley

Presidential Inauguration

Friday, October 15, 2021

Invocation

Ronald L. Swain
Director of Transformative Missions
First United Methodist Church, Georgetown

Introduction

Stephen G. Tipps
Chair, Board of Trustees

Poem

Tom Healy
Poet;
Chair Emeritus, Fulbright Scholarship Board

Greetings

From the United Methodist Church

Laura A. Merrill ’84
District Superintendent, Capital District, United Methodist Church

From the Georgetown Community

Joshua Schroeder
Mayor, City of Georgetown;
Board of Visitors

From the Southwestern University Alumni

Miguel Zorrilla ’92
President, Southwestern University Alumni Association;
Board of Trustees

From the Southwestern University Parents

Jeanine Piskurich P ’23
Co-Chair, Southwestern University Parent Leadership Council

From the Southwestern University Student Body

Will Hebl ’23
President, Student Government Association

From the Southwestern University Staff

Serena Bettis ’25, P’23
Coordinator of Alumni Relations;
Chair-Elect, Staff Affairs Council

From the Southwestern University Faculty

Robert M. Bednar ’89
Professor of Communication Studies;
Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

From the Higher Education Community

Liliana Trevizán
Professor of Modern Languages, SUNY Potsdam

From the Higher Education Community

Words of Ann M. Ryan
Professor of English, LeMoyne College;
Read by David J. Gaines, Professor Emeritus of English

From the Trombley Family

Nelson E. Trombley, Jr.

From the Southwestern University Trustees

Ricky A. Raven
P’20 Board of Trustees

Inauguration Address

Laura Skandera Trombley
President

Benediction

Ronald L. Swain
Director of Transformative Missions
First United Methodist Church, Georgetown


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Presidential Inauguration

The Inauguration of Laura Skandera Trombley as the 16th President of Southwestern University