Inauguration of Douglas A. Girod

The University of Kansas celebrated the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as the university’s 18th chancellor at an installation ceremony April 20 in the Lied Center. The ceremony culminated with Chancellor Girod’sinaugural address.

The April 20 installation ceremony is part of two weeks of inauguration activities that include community service opportunities, social activities, music concerts, building dedications, a formal ball, and a TED Talk-style research symposium.


Table setup for installation luncheonChancellor Girod speaks with Director of Bands, Dr. Paul Popiel at the reception following the Kennedy Center performanceWind Ensemble performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DCSymposium presentation TED talk style featuring research

Girod family sings the KU Alma Mater together with others at the Rock Chalk Ball.Chancellor and Mrs. Girod pose with Baby Jay at the Rock Chalk BallReception honoring Chancellor Girod during the week of Inauguration activitiesPlatform party after all Deans and dignitaries have processed.

After receiving the ceremonial chain, Chancellor addresses the audience. Chancellor with Regent Murfin after ceremony


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