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
“To me, being secure enough in your knowledge base, beliefs and approach to the world and yet flexible enough and humble enough and respectful enough to try to understand someone else’s perspective, is what a true interdisciplinary liberal arts education can and should do. That is, in great part, why Allegheny matters more than ever in today’s national higher-education landscape.”
— Dr. Hilary L. Link
Inauguration Photo Gallery
Inauguration Events At a Glance
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.