Inauguration of President Hilary L. Link

With students, faculty, staff, alumni and distinguished guests from across the country filling a blue-and-gold-adorned Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium, Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., was inaugurated on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, as the 22nd president of Allegheny College.

In The News

Inauguration — Telling the Story of Liberal Arts Education

“…the thinking delivered at this inauguration offered compelling narratives of the power of liberal arts education to shape and transform a life beyond what one might have imagined.”


Full Inauguration Ceremony Video & Remarks

Read Dr. Link’s & All Speakers’ Remarks

Inauguration Photo Gallery

Inauguration Events At a Glance

Time Event
4:30 p.m.

Inauguration Ceremony

Henderson Campus Center, Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. General audience should be seated by 4:00 p.m.

Trustees and members of the platform party should report to the Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m.

College, university, and organization delegates and others participating in the academic procession should report to Brooks Hall between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m.

Procession line-up will begin at 4:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All-Campus Inaugural Celebration

Henderson Campus Center

Join students, faculty, staff, alumni, delegates from other institutions, and friends of the College for refreshments and conversation to celebrate the next chapter in Allegheny’s history.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Post-Celebration Gathering (by invitation only)

Schultz Banquet Hall

A Post-Celebration Gathering is planned in honor of Dr. Link and her family.

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