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Schedule of Events

Two inauguration events are open to the public on Friday, April 28: the ceremony and the reception. All faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community members are welcome to attend.

Inauguration Ceremony

This event takes place at 10 a.m. in McCain Auditorium.

PreludeColonial Song
Percy Grainger
Performed by: Kansas State University Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor

Overture to The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by: Kansas State University Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor
ProcessionalPomp and Circumstance No. 4 in G Major
Sir Edward Elgar
Performed by: Kansas State University Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor
Master of CeremoniesFred Guzek, Professor, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
Order of Procession
  • Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Marshal: David L. Griffin, Sr., Assistant Dean, Director, Associate Professor, College of Education 
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • University Presidents
  • Marshal: Bradley A. Kramer, Department Head, Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
  • Kansas State University Faculty
  • Marshal: Brian Lindshield, President-Elect, Faculty Senate
  • Kansas State University Provost's Staff
  • Kansas State University President's Staff
  • Kansas State University Deans
  • Kansas State University President's Cabinet
  • State of Kansas University Presidents
  • Big 12 Presidents
  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • Speakers
  • President Richard B. Myers and Mary Jo Myers
Presentation of the ColorsAir Force ROTC
Luke Juarez, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
Lindsey Medina, Junior, English

Army ROTC
Max Curtis, Freshman, Secondary Education
Ryan Burr, Junior, Economics
National AnthemThe Star-Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Words by Francis Scott Key
Performed by: Kansas State University Choirs and Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor
Julie Yu-Oppenheim, conductor
InvocationTroy Bowers, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church
GreetingsBrian Lindshield, President-Elect, Faculty Senate
Jessica Van Ranken, 2016-2017 Student Body President
Carol Marden, President, University Support Staff Senate
Brad Sidener, Senior Vice President, K-State Alumni Association
Greg Willems, President and CEO, KSU Foundation
Greetings from the People of KansasSam Brownback, Governor of Kansas
Poem ReadingWhat Makes Family
Logan Stacer, Junior, Communication Studies
The Investiture Charge to the PresidentZoe Newton, Chair, Kansas Board of Regents
President's IntroductionDennis A. Mullin, Regent, Chairman, Kansas State University Presidential Search Committee
President's AddressRichard B. Myers, President, Kansas State University
Alma MaterKansas State University Alma Mater
H.W. Jones
Performed by: Kansas State University Choirs and Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor
Julie Yu-Oppenheim, conductor
BenedictionTroy Bowers, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church
RecessionalOverture to La gazza ladra
Gioacchino Rossini
Performed by: Kansas State University Orchestra
Travis Hale, graduate student conductor

Inauguration Reception

The reception will immediately follow the inauguration ceremony on Anderson Lawn. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Inauguration Program (pdf)

Download your copy of the Inauguration Program.

Inauguration Program Cover