USF hosting inauguration for new leader
September 4, 2013 2:12PM
Updated: October 7, 2013 12:36PM
JOLIET — Dr. Arvid Johnson will be officially installed as the University of St. Francis’ ninth president in an inauguration ceremony Oct. 4.
A mass in USF’s St. Joseph Chapel will be followed by a display of academic colors and the inauguration event at 3 p.m. in the Pat Sullivan Center. Afterward, there will be a picnic reception on the Quadrangle.
Among those expected to attend are faculty, staff and students; alumni; longtime donors; Joliet community leaders; and delegates from regional schools, colleges and universities, according to a news release from the school.
Johnson will dedicate the inauguration and his presidency to the theme, “Called to Serve, Called to Lead,” the release said.
For more information about the Oct. 4 inauguration celebration at the University of St. Francis’ main campus, 500 Wilcox St., visit www.stfrancis.edu/inauguration or call (800) 735-7500.
The university serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.