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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
prelude 

Catherine Cox, PhD

University Marshal

 

 

 National Anthem 
national anthem  

National Anthem performed by

Pitt-Johnstown Concert Choir

 

Welcome and Introductions
vickroy 

Ronald Vickroy, MS

Master of Ceremonies

Salutations
 fyock 

From the Community

David H. Fyock, MBA

Chairman, Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce and

Chairman, MountainTop Technologies, Inc.

 barnett

From the Academic Community

Beth Barnett, EdD

Provost, Ramapo College of New Jersey

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From the Alumni

Glayds Go, BA

President, Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association

 mazur 

From the Students

Angela Mazur

President, Pitt-Johnstown Student Senate

 leibfreid 

From the Staff

Andrea Leibfreid

President, Pitt-Johnstown Staff Activities and Concerns Association

 thompson 

From the Faculty

John Thompson, PhD

President, Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Senate

 gleason 

From the Advisory Board

E. Jeanne Gleason, BA

Chairperson, Pitt-Johnstown Advisory Board

Member, University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees

Remarks
 nordenberg

Mark A. Nordenberg, JD

Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

 maher 

James V. Maher

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Special Greetings From World Leaders
tutu 

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

View Congratulatory Video Message

 scanlon

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

 gyure

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
installation 

Mark A. Nordenberg

Jem Spectar

James V. Maher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptance and Response
  

Jem Spectar, PhD

 

 

 

 

  

 spectar 
 spectar 
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