Siena to Inaugurate Kevin Mullen as Tenth President in October

Janet Gianopoulos In the Headlines

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — Kevin Mullen will be inaugurated by Siena College as its tenth president at a ceremony on Oct. 1.

The inauguration will be held in the Alumni Recreation Center (ARC) at 10 a.m. with an academic procession of Siena students, trustees, faculty, administrators, and representatives of other universities and colleges proceeding from the Academic Quad to the ARC. A community reception in the Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC) will follow the inaugural ceremony.

Although Kevin, Siena class of ’75, assumed his duties on June 1, the inaugural festivities are intended as the formal introduction of the new president to the Siena community. Additionally, the inaugural is a visible reaffirmation of sharing of the responsibility of moving Siena forward in support of the college’s mission. As Kevin has stated often since June, he sees this moment, in the words of St. Francis, as “A Time to Begin Again.”

The keynote speaker for the inaugural will be Kenneth Himes, a Siena alumnus of the class of 1971, and chair of the Department of Theology at Boston College.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, an academic symposium, open to all members of the Siena community, is scheduled from 4:30- 6 PM in the Sarazen Student Union, with a lecture and panel discussion, focusing on the theme, “Transforming Culture from Within: The Legacy of Francis and Clare.” An exhibit of student posters related to the theme, drawn from student coursework, independent studies, internships, or study abroad experiences, will be on display in the Maloney Great Room at Sarazen Student Union from 12 to 6 p.m.

— Janet Gianopoulos is director of news services for Siena College.