Building on a Tradition of Excellence
The State University of New York at Fredonia is pleased to announce a week-long series of events to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath as its 13th president. The investiture ceremony, scheduled for Friday, September 21 at 2 p.m. in King Concert Hall of Rockefeller Arts Center, will be preceded by five days of concerts, lectures, exhibits, symposia and an international dinner, designed to draw attention to Fredonia's rich tradition of artistic and intellectual excellence and our increasing commitment to global issues and international exchange.
The Investiture Ceremony will be filled with pomp and circumstance as delegates from other colleges and universities join members of the SUNY Fredonia faculty, processing in academic regalia to the strains of ceremonial marches by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will officiate the formal installation, and President Horvath will deliver her inaugural address describing her vision for the future of Fredonia.
The following day has been designated a campus-wide Inaugural Day of Service. In keeping with SUNY Fredonia's growing commitment to community engagement and sustainability, students, faculty, staff and alumni will be working on a variety of community service projects across Western New York in partnership with area non-profit agencies, addressing critical community needs.