Castleton University to Host Presidential Installation, Fall Convocation August 30
Dr. Karen M. Scolforo will be installed as tenth president of modern era
Castleton, VT (08/17/2018) — Castleton University will officially install Dr. Karen M. Scolforo as its tenth president of the modern era on Thursday, August 30 at 4 p.m. as part of its Fall Convocation ceremony in the Casella Theater.
The installation ceremony will feature remarks from Vermont State Colleges System Chancellor Jeb Spaulding and Chairman of the VSCS Board of Trustees, J. Churchill Hindes.
While the installation is mostly ceremonial, the formality and historical significance of the event is an important moment in Castleton's storied history.
Castleton is Vermont's first institution of higher education and Dr. Scolforo officially became the fourth woman to lead the university since its founding in 1787 on December 4, 2017.
"It's a moment of great historical significance, and we are excited to celebrate it with our extended community," said Jeff Weld, Castleton Dean of Advancement. "The fact that we've had just ten presidents over the past 70-plus years is a testament to the quality of leadership with which Castleton has been blessed. We've accomplished a great deal during Dr. Scolforo's tenure and her leadership over the past eight months has been instrumental in positioning Castleton for sustained growth and success."
Following the installation, Castleton will proceed with its convocation ceremony, signifying the official start of the academic year. Remarks from Chief Academic Officer Jonathan Spiro, President of the Faculty Assembly Andre Fleche, and Student Government Association president James Wolfe will precede President Scolforo's State of the University Address.
Castleton will also honor its Alumni of the Year award-winner, as well as introduce new members of the faculty and staff to those in attendance.
This event is free and open to the public.