FREDONIA, NY (WKBW/Release) - The official Investiture Ceremony of Amherst native and SUNY alumna Virginia Schaefer Horvath as SUNY Fredonia's 13th President. Hundreds of dignitaries, faculty, students and guests will be on hand to welcome the campus' first female leader, including:
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; SUNY Trustees Eunice Lewin and Angelo Fatta; President Virginia Horvath, SUNY Fredonia's 13th president
Presidents, Administrators and Distinguished Faculty Members from Universities across the country and as far away as India and Japan; Members of the Fredonia College Council, the Fredonia College Foundation Board, Fredonia Alumni Association and the Student Association; Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Todd Tranum; SUNY Fredonia students, faculty and staff;
Student performances, including the Fredonia Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, and the Fredonia Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gerald Gray; and Family and friends of President Horvath.
Speakers will include Chancellor Zimpher, Trustee Lewin, Fredonia College Council Chair Frank Pagano, Fredonia College Foundation Chair Debra Horn Stachura, Fredonia Alumni Association Chair Greg Gibbs, Fredonia Student Association President Jordan Nicholson, SUNY Fredonia Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science James Hurtgen, Chautauqua Chamber President & CEO Todd Tranum, President Horvath's daughter Emily Davey, and a keynote inaugural address by new SUNY Fredonia President Virginia Horvath.