YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
The Board of Trustees of the California State University
and the faculty, staff, and students of Sonoma State University
request the honor of your presence at the investiture of
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
Two o'clock in the afternoon
WEILL HALL, GREEN MUSIC CENTER
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Reception immediately following
Trione Courtyard of the Green Music Center
What is an Investiture?
Defined as the "act of ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office," an investiture
is an academic ceremony in which a new leader is "vested" with the official powers of office. Held during
a president's first year in office, an investiture providdes an opportunity to welcome a new chapter in a university's history and celebrate as a community.
In short: "Inauguration" refers to events planned to celebrate a new president, "installation" is the actual moment the new president assumes office and an "investiture" is the ceremony itself.