Investiture Ceremony

Video: Dr. Judy Sakaki: A Change for Sonoma State
Brennan Chin
Videographer, Sonoma State Graduate Student

Processional
Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Alexander Kahn, Conductor
Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Welcome and Introduction of Platform Party
Dr. Jeri Echeverria
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Coast Miwok Blessing
Joanne Campbell
Elder, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Buddhist Offering of Gratitude: Kokoro
Dr. Satsuki Ina
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Sacramento

Taiko Performance: Hachijo
Arrangement by PJ and Roy Hirabayashi NEA National Heritage Fellows

Greetings from the Sonoma State Community
Dr. Ben Ford
Chair of the Faculty (Academic Senate)
Katie Musick
Staff Representative
Joseph Huang
President, SSU Alumni Association
Emily Hinton
President, Associated Students

Poem: Sonoma State Rising
Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams
Professor of English and American Multicultural Studies
Sonoma State University

Greeting from Our Community
Willie Tamayo
President, La Tortilla Factory

Keynote Address: The Power and Promise of Higher Education
Dr. Michael V. Drake
President, The Ohio State University

Student Dance Performance: Surrounded
Caitlin Colangelo, Choreographer
James DeSoto, Kyle Her, Anjelica Martinez, Carrissa Pinnix,
Katy Waechter, Dancers

Investiture and Presentation of the Presidential Medallion
Dr. Timothy P. White
Chancellor, The California State University

Presidential Address: Dance with Change
Dr. Judy K. Sakaki
President, Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Alma Mater
Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Alexander Kahn, Conductor
with
Sonoma State University Chamber Singers
Dr. Jenny Bent, Director
Music by Dr. Brian S. Wilson
Professor of Music, Sonoma State University
Words by Dr. Brantley Bryant
Professor of English, Sonoma State University

Recessional
Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Alexander Kahn, Conductor
“Happy”
Words by Pharrell Williams