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President Trombley with Students

Inauguration

The University of Bridgeport community celebrated the inauguration of its tenth president, Laura Skandera Trombley, PhD, on the morning of Saturday, April 6, 2019. Dr. Trombley’s inauguration marked a momentous and celebratory occasion for the University of Bridgeport’s 91st year.

Festivities took place on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, concluding with the inauguration ceremony on Saturday.

Schedule of events 


Thursday, April 4, 2019

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12:30 - 3 p.m.

Trash to Treasure: Upcycling Design Workshop

Presented by Kathy Kile, Pitzer College

Location: Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue 

 

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Classroom to Career: Stories of the UB Student & Faculty Relationship

Location: Mandeville Hall Room 104

Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, 230 Park Avenue

 

7:15 - 8:30 p.m.

A Conversation with President Trombley

Location: Mandeville Hall Room 104

Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, 230 Park Avenue

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Inauguration Ceremony

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Speeches

Congratulations from Mayor Ganim & Members of the UB Community

Mr. Nelson E. Trombley, Jr., Union College

Ann M. Ryan, PhD, Professor of English, Le Moyne College

Tom Healy, Poet

Laura Skandera Trombley, PhD, 10th President of the University of Bridgeport

Friday, April 5, 2019

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1-3 p.m.

Poetry Reading & Workshop 

Presented by Tom Healy, Former Chairman of the Fulbright Scholarship Board

Location: The Schelfhaudt Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue

 

4-5 p.m.

Faculty Development Seminar

Keynote Address by President Trombley

Location: Littlefield Theatre, Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue

 

7 p.m.

International Festival 

Location: Mertens Theatre, Arnold Bernhard Center , 84 Iranistan Avenue