Inauguration of William J. Behre

SRU inaugurates Behre as 17th president

The formal inauguration and investiture ceremony for Slippery Rock University President William J. Behre took place at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 in Morrow Field House.

Behre was selected to lead the nearly 9,000-student University by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors March 14 following a nationwide search. He assumed his presidential duties July 1.

The ceremony included delegates and representatives from higher education institutions and professional societies, trustees, distinguished guests, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, invested Behre as president, and Cynthia Shapira, chair of the board of governors, administered the oath of office.

The former provost at Georgian Court University, Behre has nearly 25 years' experience in higher education as an educator, researcher, faculty leader and administrator. Prior to joining SRU he had served as GCU's chief academic officer for four years, but now he belongs to The Rock.

Congratulations, President Behre.

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