President Joyce McConnell’s Inauguration Weekend at Colorado State University

President Joyce McConnell’s Inauguration Weekend at Colorado State University


(processional music) – [Announcer] The investiture ceremony marks the inauguration of Joyce McConnell as the CSU’s 15th President. – We welcome you, we congratulate you, and we
pledge our support to you as you undertake the role of President. Congratulations. (everybody applauds) – So lets move forward,
courageous in our actions, strategic in our thinking
and prepared to transform in order to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. Thank you all very much
for this incredible honor. (everyone applauds) (Native American chanting and drums) – [Announcer] The powerful
ceremony is the beginning of an historic several
days as President McConnell puts her stamp on CSU events
throughout the weekend. First, she hosts a block party
at one of the dining halls. Some of President
McConnell’s favorite foods, even fried chicken and
waffles, are served up with a side of great conversations. – The 15th President of
Colorado State University, President Joyce McConnell. – [Announcer] Next is
the President’s Gala. An evening of celebration and
welcome and grateful thanks to some of CSU’s many, many supporters. – We dream big here at
CSU but we also cherish the small joys and
challenges that we all share. And I can assure you that the one joy I would be experiencing this evening is being here with all of you and having the opportunity to thank you for all that you do, and all that you will do, for Colorado State University. – [Announcer] On to
Saturday’s football game, where the newly inaugurated President makes friends with the cannon squad. – One!
(cannon booms) – [Announcer] It’s a full
inauguration weekend, a grand welcome of CSU’s 15th President, Joyce McConnell into the CSU family.

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