All Inauguration Ceremonies
Inaugural Luncheon Keynote Address Dr. Renu Khator
Processional and Invocation
Troisième Livre by Louis Marchand, Dr. S. Andrew Lloyd, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, organist
The Marshalls, Higher Educational Delegates, The Faculty and Staff of Texas Woman's University, Members of Student Organizations, The Platform Guests, The Presidents Emerita, The Board of Regents, The Officers of the Administration, The Bearer of the Mace, The Presidential Escort, The Chancellor and President of the University
The Reverend Doctor Michael E. Dantley, Bishop of the Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, Cincinnati, OH, and Dean of the School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
America the Beautiful
Led by Ms. Brandi Estwick, Soprano, Graduate Vocal Performance major
Welcome and Introductions
Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Chair and Presiding Officer, TWU Board of Regents
Greetings from Guests
Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston System, Houston, Texas
Mr. Lee F. Jackson, Chancellor, University of North Texas System, Denton, Texas
Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, President, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Dr. David Hodge, President, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
The Honorable Michael C. Burgess, M.D., U.S. Congressman, 26th District of Texas
The Honorable Myra Crownover, House of Representatives, District 64, The State of Texas
The Honorable Chris Watts, Mayor, City of Denton, Texas
Lizabeth A. Spoonts, RDH, MS, Speaker, Faculty Senate
Christopher Johnson, President, Staff Council
Landon Dickerson, President, Student Government Association
Lola Chriss, Distinguished Alumna and TWU Regent
Presentation and Inauguration of the Chancellor and President
Mrs. Bancroft, assisted by Mary Pincoffs Wilson, Vice Chair, Board of Regents
Moving Beyond the Inflection Point: Pioneers for a New Era
See the Inaugural Address page on this site for the full text of Chancellor Feyten's address.
Composed and directed by Dr. Joni Jensen and performed by the TWU Concert Choir
Unsung Saint Lyrics
The lyrics for Unsung Saint come from the inscription on the base of the Pioneer Woman statue and were written by Jesse H. Humphries, Dean of Women.
Marking a trail in a pathless wilderness pressing forward with unswerving courage she met each untried situation with a resourcefulness equal to the need. With a glad heart she brought to her frontier family her homelands cultural heritage. With delicate spiritual sensitiveness she illumed the dullness of routine and the loneliness of isolation with beauty and with life abundant and withal she lived with casual unawareness of her value to civilization. Such was the pioneer woman the unsung saint of the nations immortals.
Performed by the TWU Choir
Hail Alma Mater! Hail! Joyous we sing;
Voices atune with love shall loudly ring.
Thy students sing today praises to thee,
Hail! Texas Woman's University.
On broad and rolling plains, 'neath Texas skies,
There, crowned with majesty, thy buildings rise.
Thou hast with purpose new lighted our way.
Hail! Alma Mater! Hear our songs today.
Toccata by Symphony No. 5 for Organ by Charles-Marie Widor
Dr. S. Andrew Lloyd, organist
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