Simply Wells

Presidential Inauguration
We welcome all students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the College to a very special ceremony and accompanying events celebrating the inauguration of Dr. Jonathan Gibralter as the 19th President of Wells College. Following a very successful first year, in which Dr. Gibralter made a notable impact and formed many connections and relationships within the community, we will formally recognize the commencing of his tenure. The weekend's events will also provide a chance to reconnect as a community and reaffirm the shared values and strength of our alma mater.
About President Gibralter

An experienced president and accomplished scholar, Dr. Gibralter’s leadership is marked by a deep understanding of the current climate for higher education and the undergraduate experience, a demonstrated commitment to student well-being and environmental sustainability, the creativity and courage to pursue innovative solutions, and financial acumen. Read more about President Gibralter's scholarship, leadership, and professional focus, and find links to essays and articles that he has written and contributed to.

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We are excited to announce the formal inauguration of Dr. Jonathan Gibralter as Wells College President. Under the leadership of Board Chair Carrie Bolton, the Inauguration Committee has planned this event for October 14-15, 2016. The Inaugural theme "Simply Wells" will center around discussions of sustainability and civic engagement beginning with an academic symposium on Friday afternoon. There will be an opportunity for a campus and community-wide service project on Saturday morning with the official Installation Ceremony to take place around 1:00 p.m. that day. The final celebration will be a farm-to-table dinner at the Ryerson Commons.

Many successes and renewed efforts marked the 2015-16 year, and we welcome the extended Wells community to join us in celebration of these successes, in recognition of President Gibralter's importance to the community, and to share in setting a foundation for the future of Wells.

See the schedule of events for the weekend and please RSVP to let us know you will be joining us in person.

Delegates are encouraged to visit the Inauguration Delegate Information page for details about participating.

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