Installation Ceremony

Our Installation Ceremony marks an inspiring new chapter in the proud history of Gettysburg College.

On September 28, 2019, Gettysburg College installed its 15th President, Robert W. Iuliano. The ceremony featured remarks by Harvard University President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust and President Iuliano.

Ceremony At-A-Glance

Installation Videos

This event was livestreamed on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Video: Installation Remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust

Drew Faust President Emerita delivering her remarks

Video: Robert W. Iuliano’s Inaugural Address

Robert W. Iuliano giving his Inaugural Address


Prelude Music

Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony
Russell McCutcheon, Conductor
Ce´sar Leal, Guest Conductor


“Procession of the Academics” — David Maslanka
Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony

(Please remain seated during the processional.)

Order of Procession

College Marshal
Department Banner Carriers
College and Class Flag Bearers
Delegates from Student Organizations
Delegates from Other Institutions
Delegates from Learned Societies and Other Associations Emeriti Faculty
Legislative Representative
President’s Council
Emeriti Trustees
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Platform Party
Emeriti Presidents


Michael J. Birkner ’72, P’10
Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts, Professor of History

Fanfare for a Celebration – Gary D. Ziek

The Star-Spangled Banner – John Stafford Smith
arr. John Philip Sousa and Walter Damrosch
Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony


Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen
Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life/College Chaplain


David R. Brennan ’75, P’00, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Bringing Greetings for the President

On Behalf of the United Lutheran Seminary
Dr. Richard Green, Interim President

On Behalf of Young Alumni
Jake Asplundh ’10, Chair of the Burgians of the Last Decade (BOLD) Council

On Behalf of Parents
Joseph Shalleck P’20, Co-Chair of the Parents Leadership Council

On Behalf of Alumni
Lauren Bright ’90, Chair of the Alumni Board

On Behalf of Support Staff
Carol Coon, Chair of the Support Staff Council

On Behalf of Administrators
Wayne Wilkinson, Chair of the Administrative Advisory Council

On Behalf of Students
Patrick McKenna ’20, President of the Student Senate

On Behalf of Faculty
Jocelyn Swigger, Chair of the Faculty Council and Professor of Music

Musical Selection

Proclaim the Day – Vijay Singh
The Gettysburg College Choir
Robert Natter, Conductor

Introduction of Speaker

Christopher Zappe


Drew Gilpin Faust
President Emerita of Harvard University


Presentation of the President
Charles Scott ’77, P’09, P’12
Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Administration of the Oath of Office

David R. Brennan ’75, P’00

Inaugural Address

Robert W. Iuliano


Michael J. Birkner ’72, P’10

Alma Mater

Frederick E. Reinartz, Class of 1924, lyrics by Paul S. Gilbert, Class of 1922
Led by the Gettysburg College Choir

The audience is encouraged to sing the Alma Mater, which is printed on the last page of this program.


Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen


Gettysburg Triumphant – F. William Sunderman, Class of 1919
arr. Joseph Eidson