New Wichita State President John Bardo will be officially inaugurated on Oct. 12.
 
Photo: Joe Kleinsasser
Inauguration of Wichita State President Bardo set for Oct. 12
Sep 12, 2012 11:10 AM | Print
Share

John Bardo, the 13th president of Wichita State University, will be inaugurated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

The public is invited to attend.

Bardo became the WSU president on July 1. Most recently, Bardo served as chancellor of Western Carolina University.

His first academic appointment was at Wichita State as an assistant professor of sociology. He also worked and taught in the Hugo Wall Center for Urban Studies.

Bardo's academic interests involve the relationships between higher education, the economy and quality of life. He speaks regularly on issues associated with the new economy and building competitiveness.

The inaugural speaker will be Charlie Nelms, chancellor from 2007 to 2012 at North Carolina Central University, where he set ambitious goals for increasing retention and graduation rates.

Nelms is currently launching a national initiative to transform Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Inaugural remarks will be delivered by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

The oath of office will be conducted by District Judge Eric F. Melgren, with Gov. Brownback presenting the presidential medallion.

Bardo will deliver the inaugural address.

An inaugural reception will be held immediately following the installation ceremony.

Created on Sep 12, 2012 11:10 AM; Last modified on Sep 17, 2012 3:53 PM
#
HEADLINES RSS Feed
Rhatigan Renewal revives campus life
Innovative splint developed by WSU researchers
WSU finance students study the market in real time
Students feel at home in Shocker Hall
WSU expansion will support job growth, innovation
Wichita State Musical Theater presents 'The Spitfire Grill'
Economic Outlook Conference, Oct. 9
History Department special presentation
Workshop to prepare students for ACT
Wichita State dedicates Beggs Hall
Nursing student workshop to be held at WSU
WSU hosting 'Writing Now, Reading Now' series
WSU to host ACT Math Workshop
David Cabela to speak at WSU forum
Constitution Day activity at WSU
The Elliott School of Communication turns 25
Kansas Council for Economic Education receives grant
Ray to discuss photography at reception
Students, community welcome at WSU outdoor movie
AQR holiday travel forecast: Book early
CEDBR now offers indicators in optimal format
Summer 2014 Academe
Tree planting honors WSU's KBOR anniversary
WSU's Barton School gets new interim dean
WSU School of Nursing one of 100 schools chosen
© 1995-2014 Wichita State University. All rights reserved.
Valid HTML 401