Inauguration of Lori S. White,
21st President of DePauw University

On Friday, October 1, 2021, DePauw will inaugurate its 21st president in a celebration of the University's profound academic mission, transformative student experience, proud history and exciting future.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

WE ASK THAT ALL ATTENDEES OF INAUGURATION CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES BE VACCINATED AGAINST THE COVID-19 VIRUS OR TESTED FOR COVID-19 VIRUS PRIOR TO THE EVENTS. TESTS ARE AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER AT PHARMACIES AND THROUGH DOCTOR’S OFFICES AND CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.
MASKING WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE OUTDOOR INSTALLATION CEREMONY AND ALL INDOOR EVENTS AND GATHERINGS.

Inauguration WEEKEND Events

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • 1 p.m.
    Media Wall of Fame , Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media 
  • 2 p.m.
    Vernon Jordan Hall Dedication , Vernon Jordan Hall 
  • 3 p.m.
    Inauguration Symposium , Green Center for the Performing Arts 
  • 5 p.m.
    Reception , Green Center for the Performing Arts 
  • 6 p.m.
    Women Leader Panel , Green Center for the Performing Arts 
    • Photography I by Errollyn Wallen, composer
      Performed by DePauw University Orchestra
    • Moderator: Angela Casteñeda ’98, Lester Martin Jones Professor of Anthropology
    • Panelists:
      • Nicole Pence Becker '06, owner and operator of Pence Media Group, co-founder of Indy Nanny Concierge
      • Hon. Shatrese M. Flowers ’95, judge, Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Jennett McGowan Hill ’85, senior vice president and general counsel, Citizens Energy Group
      • Janet Prindle Seidler ’58, philanthropist and retired partner at Neuberger Berman

Friday, October 1, 2021

  • 9 a.m.
    Prayer Breakfast , Hoover Hall, Wallace-Stewart Commons
  • 2 p.m.
    Inauguration of President Lori S. White, Ph.D. , East College Lawn
  • 4 p.m.
    Reception , Green Center for the Performing Arts
  • 6 p.m.
    First Friday , Greencastle Square
  • 8:30 p.m.
    McKim Observatory Open House , McKim Observatory, 711 Highridge Avenue


Saturday, October 2, 2021

  • 9 a.m.
    Washington C. DePauw Lifetime and Annual Societies Breakfast , Hoover Hall By invitation only
  • 11 a.m.
    Inauguration Weekend Tailgate , Hamilton Park Open to all
  • Noon
    DePauw Men's Soccer vs. College of Wooster , Reavis Stadium
  • 1:00 p.m.
    DePauw Football vs. Hiram , Blackstock Stadium
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Women's Soccer vs. College of Wooster , Reavis Stadium
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Inaugural Gala and Scholarship Dinner for the
    Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Scholarship for Public Service
    and Community Leadership , Columbia Club in Indianapolis Limited attendance event by invitation only.

 

I have long known DePauw as one of America’s great liberal arts and sciences universities and have a deep respect for its history and legacy of student transformation. I see great potential to ensure this legacy grows and evolves to meet the needs of today’s students and those we will serve in the decades to come.
– Lori S. White, 21st President of DePauw University