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The Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut requests the honor of your presence at the Inauguration of Thomas Katsouleas as the University’s sixteenth president.

Inauguration

Thomas Katsouleas

Sixteenth President

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jorgensen Center
for the Performing Arts
Storrs, Connecticut

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am Inspirational Faculty Presentations at SU Theatre
12:00 pm Inauguration Luncheon (invitation only)
2:00 pm Processions Convene/Doors Open
3:00 pm Inauguration Ceremony
4:00 pm Inauguration Reception at SU Mall

Delegate RSVP

Please RSVP by September 20.

If you are an individual who requires an accommodation to participate or has questions, please contact University Events and Conference Services at rsvp@uconn.edu or (860) 486-1038.

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Broadhead

Keynote Speaker

Richard Brodhead

Richard Brodhead served as President of Duke University from 2004 to 2017. As President, he advanced an integrated, engaged model of education and strengthened Duke’s commitment to access and opportunity, raising nearly $1 billion for financial aid endowment. Under his leadership, Duke established many of its best-known international programs, including the Duke Global Health Institute, DukeEngage, and Duke Kunshan University. Closer to home, Duke completed major renovations to its historic campus and played a crucial role in the revitalization of downtown Durham.

A native of Fairfield, CT, Brodhead received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where he had a 32-year career as a faculty member, including eleven years as Dean of Yale College. A scholar of American literature and culture, he has written and edited more than a dozen books, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. The American Academy named him Co-Chair of its Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and he co-authored its 2013 report, “The Heart of the Matter.”

Brodhead’s writings about higher education have been collected in two books, The Good of this Place (2004) and Speaking of Duke (2017). For his national role in higher education, Brodhead was given the Academic Leadership Award by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He has been a trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2013. He currently resides in Guilford, CT.

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Join us for additional Inauguration weekend events.

Please RSVP by September 20.

If you are an individual who requires an accommodation to participate or has questions, please contact University Events and Conference Services at rsvp@uconn.edu or (860) 486-1038.

Old Connecticut

Once more, as we gather today,
To sing our Alma Mater’s praise,
And join in the fellowship strong,
Which inspires our college days.
We’re backing our teams in the strife
Cheering them to victory!
And pledge anew to old Connecticut,
Our steadfast spirit of loyalty.
Connecticut, Connecticut,
Thy sons and daughters true
Unite to honor thy name,
Our fairest White and Blue.