News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz

Installation ceremony to draw diverse crowd

photo of President Poskanzer

Steven Poskanzer

More than 400 special guests, including members of the State Legislature, State Senate and 54 representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation will attend the Inauguration Ceremony for Steven Poskanzer at 2 p.m. Friday, in Studley Theatre.

"Friday is going to be a very special day for the campus, combining celebration with pomp and circumstance formality," said Director of Development Sally Cross, who organized the inauguration. "I think that the day captures so much of what makes New Paltz great."

The ceremony will begin with a procession that features 54 delegates, 15 of which are past or current presidents, marching in full academic costume in the order of the age of their institution -- with the oldest universities heading the line up.

The assembly will be greeted by a select group of special guests, including State Sen. John Bonacic and New Paltz College Council Chairman Harry Scherr.

Following the greetings, Robert King, chancellor of The State University of New York, and Hugo Sonnenschein, president emeritus, University of Chicago, present the Presidential Chain to Poskanzer, after which Poskanzer will give his inaugural address.

The ceremony is a ticketed event due to limited seating. Any remaining tickets will be available starting Wednesday at the campus box office at McKenna Theatre.

Please stop by with your student or staff ID to pick up tickets. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

» View the list of colleges sending delegates to the ceremony!

APRIL 12, 2004
Volume 2, Issue 7

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