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The Inauguration of Dr. Jem Spectar

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown inaugurated its fifth president, Dr. Jem Spectar on Friday, September 28, 2007.  The Inauguration was held in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.


Opening of the Convocation

Catherine Cox, PhD

University Marshal



 National Anthem 
national anthem  

National Anthem performed by

Pitt-Johnstown Concert Choir


Welcome and Introductions

Ronald Vickroy, MS

Master of Ceremonies


From the Community

David H. Fyock, MBA

Chairman, Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce and

Chairman, MountainTop Technologies, Inc.


From the Academic Community

Beth Barnett, EdD

Provost, Ramapo College of New Jersey


From the Alumni

Glayds Go, BA

President, Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association


From the Students

Angela Mazur

President, Pitt-Johnstown Student Senate


From the Staff

Andrea Leibfreid

President, Pitt-Johnstown Staff Activities and Concerns Association


From the Faculty

John Thompson, PhD

President, Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Senate


From the Advisory Board

E. Jeanne Gleason, BA

Chairperson, Pitt-Johnstown Advisory Board

Member, University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees


Mark A. Nordenberg, JD

Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh


James V. Maher

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Special Greetings From World Leaders

Archbishop Desmond M Tutu, O.M.S.G.  D.D.  F.K.C., Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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Reading congratulatory message on behalf of

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia

Karen Scanlon, EdD


Associate Professor, Elementary Education, University of

Pittsburgh at Johnstown

View Congratulatory Message


Reading congratulatory message on behalf of

William Jefferson Clinton, forty-second President of the United States of America


James F. Gyure, PhD

Assistant to the President for Enrollment Managment, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown


Installation of Dr. Spectar

Mark A. Nordenberg

Jem Spectar

James V. Maher








Acceptance and Response

Jem Spectar, PhD






University of Pittsburgh Alma Mater and Benediction

Performed by the Pitt-Johnstown Concert Choir

Jeffrey Webb, MM, Director

Closing of the Convocation

Catherine Cox, PhD

University Marshal

Last Reviewed: October 5, 2007