Board of 受托人 members Michelle Pedigo and Granetta Blevins place the Presidential Chain of Office on President Rosemary A. 艾伦.
数百人鱼贯进入约翰. Hill Chapel on Friday, September 30 to witness an historic inauguration. Dr. Rosemary 艾伦 was inaugurated as the 26th president of Georgetown College, the first woman to serve as president of the College in its 193-year history. Students, faculty, alumni, and community leaders from across the Commonwealth welcomed Dr. 包括州长安迪·贝希尔.
Dr. 艾伦 has served at Georgetown College for more than 38 years, spending her first 20 years as a member of the English faculty. In 2004, she became the first woman to serve in the role of Chief Academic Officer when she was named Provost. 在这个角色中, she administered all functions of the academic program and served as the College’s liaison with its accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
“I believe in the mission of Georgetown College and it has always felt like home to me,” said Dr. 艾伦. “我们这里有一个强大的管理团队, and I believe the College is destined for a bright future. 我很高兴看到我们将一起取得的成就.”
The ceremony capped off a week of inauguration festivities, including an art exhibition focused on the women of Georgetown College, 乡村男孩酿酒公司举办的社区庆祝活动, 一个特殊的礼拜仪式. Molly Shoulta Tucker，以及为Dr. 艾伦在吉丁斯草坪上的就职典礼.
Speakers included Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear; OJ Oleka, President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities; 校友 Board Chair Alan Redditt; John Travis of the First Baptist Church Maddoxtown; Board of 受托人 Chair Robert L. Mills; Faculty Chair Cliff Wargelin; and Student Government Association President Riley Davis.
Governor Beshear is hopeful about the future of the Commonwealth, 说“现在”, I believe we are at an inflection point and an historic moment in the Commonwealth, one with great promise and potential for prosperity that will reach across Kentucky. And I think a large part of the mission of Georgetown College is educating students and preparing them to be leaders in Kentucky. I want to congratulate President 艾伦 on this historic achievement and I look forward to working together.”
Dr. 艾伦是法兰克人, 密歇根, and completed her undergraduate studies as valedictorian in the honors program at Hillsdale College, 主修英语和历史. She was recognized by her alma mater in 2011 with its Excellence in Education Award. 她抱着M.A. 和Ph值.D. degrees in English literature from Vanderbilt University, with a specialization in Renaissance drama. Dr. 艾伦和她的丈夫Dr. Todd Coke, Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown College.
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