Special Events: Homecoming and Shilling Lecture
Our celebration of President Trombley’s inauguration includes two of Southwestern University’s flagship events, the Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture and Homecoming.
5:30 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021
For over two decades, The Shilling Lecture has showcased internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service and public policy. The 2021 Shilling Lecture speaker is Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, a public historically black university in Prairie View, Texas, and the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state.
Friday–Sunday, October 15–17, 2021
The nation’s first Homecoming was celebrated by Southwestern in 1909. Since then, alumni have cherished the annual occasion to reunite and share memories of days together at the University.
The Inauguration of Laura Skandera Trombley as the 16th President of Southwestern University