Inauguration Ceremony for President Thomas J. LeBlanc





Monday, November 13
10:00 — 11:30 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street, NW


The Inauguration Ceremony will bring together GW’s global community—trustees, faculty, students, staff, and alumni—as well as distinguished visitors to celebrate the installation of Thomas LeBlanc as the 17th president of the George Washington University.

Ceremony Delegates |  Letter from DC Mayor Bowser  DC Council Ceremonial Resolution 



Order of Exercises 

Wind Ensemble
Robert Birch, conductor
Visiting Professor of Music

Academic Procession
Potomac Brass

National Anthem
Millicent Scarlett
Adjunct Professor of Music

Reverend Charles Gallagher
Chaplain, Newman Catholic Student Center

Nelson A. Carbonell Jr., B.S. '85


Representing the Student Body
Peak Sen Chua
President, Student Association

Representing the Faculty
Sylvia Marotta-Walters
Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Representing the Alumni
Venessa Perry, M.P.H. '99
President, GW Alumni Association

Representing the Staff
Barbra Giorgini
Executive Director, GW Libraries

The Last Words of David
Wind Ensemble and University Singers
Anthony Blake Clark, conductor


Donna Shalala
President Emerita, University of Miami


Call to The Chair
Forrest Maltzman
Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Charge to the President and Conferring of the Symbols of Office
Chair Carbonell

Inaugural Address
President Thomas J. LeBlanc

When the Saints Go Marching In
GW Jazz All-Stars
Peter Fraize, arranger/conductor
Adjunct Professor of Music

Alma Mater
Wind Ensemble and University Singers
Anthony Blake Clark, conductor

GW Jazz All-Stars