Richard Saller was formally inaugurated as Stanford president Monday afternoon, throughout a personal ceremony that was not formally introduced to college students.
The Each day has reached out to the College for touch upon whether or not Saller was inaugurated as an interim president or a president.
Saller was appointed interim president following former President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s resignation, which went into impact on Aug. 31. He was previously dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences and a professor of European research.
Saller was robed by Board of Trustees Chair Jerry Yang and a senior classics main, a supply informed The Each day. The supply wrote that Saller gave a speech on excellence, innovation and integrity that drew on classes from Roman historical past.
Saller additionally gave updates to Provost Jenny Martinez, and gave her a particular copy of the Stanford Constitution.
Just a few undergraduate college students have been current on the inauguration: an a capella group and a pupil refrain carried out, and one other pupil learn the Stanford Land Acknowledgement firstly of the ceremony. Some college students have been informed to train discretion about performing on the occasion.
The Each day has reached out to the College for touch upon why college students weren’t formally invited to the inauguration.
Orchestral teams Bay Space Brass and St. Lawrence Quartet additionally carried out, a supply informed The Each day.
Former provosts Condoleeza Rice, John Etchemendy and John Hennessy, who was additionally a College president, have been current. Two different former presidents, Gerhard Casper and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, additionally attended.