July 08, 2014

Presidential Inauguration Date Set

The inauguration of SLU’s 33rd President Fred Pestello, Ph.D., will be Friday, Oct. 3.

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

Saint Louis University will officially inaugurate Fred Pestello, Ph.D., as the University's 33rd president during a ceremony the morning of Friday, Oct. 3, in Chaifetz Arena. Classes have been canceled from 8 to 11:50 a.m. that day so all faculty, students and staff can attend.

SLU's first inauguration since 1987, the event will begin with a procession at 9 a.m., followed by the formal ceremony.

In addition, an all-school Mass celebrating the inauguration will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The entire SLU community is invited.

An Inaugural Steering Committee and a Planning Committee are being formed. Members will assist with the details of the ceremony and with developing other special events that will be scheduled throughout the inauguration year.

More information, including the announcement of committee members, will be shared via SLU Newslink.

For more about the University's new president, Fred Pestello, Ph.D., visit slu.edu/president.

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