Arcadia U. to Hold Inauguration

Arcadia University will install its 20th President


Carl Tobey Oxholm III will be inaugurated as Arcadia University’s 20th president today at 3 p.m. in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium.

Arcadia University Board Chairwoman Margaret Wright Steele, Class of 1980, will conduct the installation and will present him with the Presidential Chain of Office.

The event may be watched live at www.arcadia.edu/inauguration.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be in attendance.

According to a press release, Oxholm started his legal career in Philadelphia and worked with the Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office. He also worked at Drexel University, where he led the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University and the creation of Drexel Law.

Ali A. Houshmand, Interim President of Rowan University, and a colleague of Oxholm at Drexel University, will introduce Arcadia’s new president.

Students, alumni, faculty, trustees and community members are invited to join in the celebration, which coincides with Capstone presentations, where every graduating student in every major presents a culminating project or thesis work.

Today’s festivities begin with Honors Convocation — where Arcadia presents more than 50 individual awards as well as recognizing dean’s list students—at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.



Information courtesy of Lori Bauer/Arcadia University

Leonard Dykstra April 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Oxholm's first order of business should be to find a way to reincorporate 'Beaver' into the school's name.
Dutch Dalton April 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Can someone explain why they changed the name from Beaver?
Mischa Arnosky April 28, 2012 at 04:28 PM
You must be an alumnus with a lot of Beaver gear.
LeaveItToBeaver January 04, 2013 at 02:01 PM
How bout this guy throws himself a party ten months after he is hired. Sounds like a great use of the colleges resources.


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