Press Kit: Inauguration of Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD

  • April 5, 2014: Dr. Suzanne K. Mellon's Presidential Inauguration

    Members of the community gathered on the hilltop campus of Carlow University the morning of Saturday, April 5, 2014, to commemorate the inauguration of Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD as the University's 10th president.

    This historic celebration included more than 60 distinguished delegates from colleges and universities around the country. Carlow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as well as local civic and religious leaders delivered welcoming remarks to Dr. Mellon. Mayor Bill Peduto issued an official proclamation stating that April 5, 2014 would be Suzanne K. Mellon day in the City of Pittsburgh. The ceremony included emotional performances from local musicians and a poignant reading from poet (and Carlow faculty member) Jan Beatty. The featured guest speaker, Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, president of DePaul University delivered remarks on the importance of a Catholic education in today's world.

    Dr. Mellon's presidential address spoke to the Mercy heritage of Carlow University while also looking toward the future. She announced plans for two major undertakings: the University Commons, a renovation of Grace library that will transform the space into a center of learning, and the Institute for Women's Leadership andEmpowerment, which will increase the capacity of women to become change agents and entrepreneurs within the region and the world. 



    Inauguration Program: View the inauguration installation program for additional details. (Download PDF or View online)

  • High Resolution Photos for Press Use


     Carlow University's 10th President, Dr. Suzanne K. Mellon, portrait
     
    Carlow University's Tenth President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD. Click the thumbnail to the left to download it in high resolution. Photo credit: Carlow University and Autumn Burke
     
     Carlow University's 10th President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD in her office

     
    Carlow University's Tenth President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD. Click the thumbnail to the left to download it in high resolution. Photo credit: Carlow University and Autumn Burke
     
     Carlow University's 10th President, Dr. Suzanne K. Mellon, B&W portrait

     
    Carlow University's Tenth President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD. Click the thumbnail to the left to download it in high resolution. Photo credit: Carlow University and Autumn Burke
     
     Carlow University's 10th President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD walking with students

     
    Carlow University's Tenth President, Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, walking with Carlow students on the Green. Click the thumbnail to the left to download it in high resolution. Photo credit: Carlow University and Autumn Burke