A Week of Events and Activities Precede Inauguration of President Cevallos on May 1

A Week of Events and Activities Precede Inauguration of President Cevallos on May 1

Apr 27, 2015

Framingham State University is holding a week of events and activities leading up to the inauguration of F. Javier Cevallos as the 16th President of Framingham State University on May 1.

The official inauguration ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center on May 1. Guest speakers include UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley and former UMass Amherst Chancellor David Scott, both of whom are close friends and mentors to President Cevallos. Governor Charlie Baker will also be on hand to administer the oath of office.

Inauguration Week will kick on Monday, April 27, with a special Midday Performance by singer and songwriter Josée Vachon-Cevallos, wife of President Cevallos.

Other events include a groundbreaking ceremony for West Hall, a new residence hall under construction off of Maynard Road. That will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.

Additional celebrations on May 1 will include the annual Sandbox student celebration in the parking lot of the McCarthy Center, as well as the annual Student Poster and Presentation Day in the McCarthy Center Forum, featuring work done by students throughout the year.

“President Cevallos wanted to involve students in the celebration as much as possible,” says Dr. Susanne Conley, chair of the Inauguration Committee. “By holding inauguration on the morning of the Sandbox celebrations and the student poster and presentation day, we’re able to shine the spotlight on the many talents of our students.”

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.