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

Guest Speakers

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

Chancellor's Address

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.

Unsung Saint

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.

Alma Mater

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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