The University Record, April 1, 1997

Date set for presidential inauguration

Lee C. Bollinger will be inaugurated as the University's 12th president on Friday, September 19, in a morning cer emony in Hill Auditorium.

The Regents selected Bollinger as president November 5, 1996, and he assumed the responsibilities of the office February 1.

A day-long schedule of public festivities is planned to begin at 8 a.m. with a 5-K Fun Run with the president, a long-time runner. Following the 10:30 a.m. inauguration ceremony in Hill Auditorium there will be an outdoor reception (noon-3 p.m.) and a Celebration of the Arts, featuring a symposium and various performances by University ensembles (3-5 p.m.). The arts celebration will help kick off the University's "Year of the Humanities and Arts."

Additional details on inauguration activities will be announced later.

The planning committee for the inauguration, a faculty-student-staff group, is chaired by Walter Harrison, vice president for university relations.

Other members are: Paul Boylan, vice provost for the arts and dean, School of Music; Nancy Cantor, vice provost for academic affairs and dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Andy Coulouris, freshman from Saginaw, representing the Michigan Student Assembly; Thomas Dunn, outgoing chair, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs; Julie Ellison, associate vice president for research; Eijner Jensen, special counsel to the president; Roberta Palmer, secretary of the University; and Joseph Vining, professor of law.

The committee is staffed by Pam Korniski, director, University and Development Events, and Joel Seguine, project coordinator, Office of University Relations.

The committee can be reached via e-mail at lcbinaug@umich.edu.