The Inauguration of President Donald Christian

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The Inauguration of President Donald Christian on PhotoPeach


Photo 1- The SUNY New Paltz Presidential Mace and Chain are positioned on stage prior to the inauguration.

Photo 2- Terrell Coakley, SUNY New Paltz senior and president of the Student Association, shakes hands with President Donald Christian after a short speech of welcoming and congratulations.

Photo 3- President Donald Christian and Simin Mozayeni, Presiding Officer of Faculty, embrace after hearing her heartfelt words about President Christian and the true ability she believes he has to be an amazing president of SUNY New Paltz.

Photo 4- Nancy L. Zimpher (SUNY Chancellor), H. Carl McCall (Chair of the SUNY Board of Trustees), and Eunice Ashman Lewin (SUNY Board of Trustees) place the presidential chain onto President Donald Christian signifying his induction into presidency.

Photo 5- H. Carl McCall (Chair of the SUNY Board of Trustees), congratulates the just inaugurated President Donald Christian.

Photo 6- Dr. Tom Meyer (Associate Professor of Secondary Education & Member of the Presidential Search Committee) introduces the newly inaugurated President Donald Christian as he prepares to give his presidential speech.

Photo 7- The new SUNY New Paltz President, Donald Christian, begins his speech entitled “Cultivating Student Learning and Success: The Future of New Paltz”

Photo 8- President Christian recites his presidential speech while board members, trustees, alumni, and faculty look on at his sides

Photo 9- The Studley Theater audience gives a standing ovation to President Christian after his thoughtful and encouraging speech.

Photo 10- President Christian smiles up to the audience filled with friends, family, students, faculty, staff, and many more after presenting his inaugural speech.

Photo 11- Absolut A Capella performs the SUNY New Paltz Alma Mater as the inaugural ceremony commences.

Photo 12- President Donald Christian and the Platform Party depart in procession as the president’s inauguration ceremony concludes.

Alison McDermott

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