Many inaugurations have come and gone with the introduction of presidents to Millersville University (MU). However, none have been quite as unique as incoming president Dr. Daniel Wubah’s promises to be.
Having begun his tenure as president on July 1, 2018, Wubah will officially be welcomed by the University on April 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. The inauguration is open to the entire Millersville campus and community, as well as national associations and societies and the presidents of the other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities. Registration is required.
An inauguration is a ceremony to formally swear someone into office. The occasion marks the beginning of new leadership. These ceremonies typically include a procession, the swearing in of the president followed by speeches and an inaugural reception or luncheon.
What makes this three-day event truly unique is Wubah’s intent to focus this inauguration on the University’s students instead of himself. This will be achieved in part by including the University’s annual Made in Millersville showcase on Tuesday, April 16 in the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum as part of the three-day event. Additionally, student performers and volunteers will play a large role in the festivities.
On Wednesday, April 17, a special student music ensemble will perform at a pre-inaugural celebration on the lawn at the Winter Center. Other musical acts including the MU Wind Ensemble, MU Percussion Ensemble, MU Gospel Choir and African Harmony will perform during the inauguration itself. Students will participate as greeters and ushers at the ceremony; and they will take part in the Flags of Nations ceremony and the ROTC ceremony. Additionally, Student Government Association President John Tintera will give the Moment of Reflection, and President Emerita and Dr. Wubah’s mentor, Dr. Linwood Rose, will give remarks at the event.
Wubah has said he is committed to the success of Millersville’s students, and that focus will be on display during his inauguration ceremony. All students are encouraged to attend and participate in the day’s events. These festivities will celebrate the history, mission and traditions of learning at Millersville University, and will commemorate the beginning of Wubah’s tenure at the University’s helm.
For more information on the inauguration or to view an events schedule, please visit the Inauguration webpage.