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The Installation of

President Elizabeth A. Rider

16th President of Elizabethtown College

April 27, 2023

Installation Ceremony

Elizabethtown College officially welcomed Elizabeth A. Rider as the institution's 16th president at a special Installation Ceremony held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Leffler Chapel & Performance Center. The ceremony featured welcome remarks from various members of the campus and surrounding communities, the formal installation of President Rider by the Elizabethtown College Board of Trustees, and an address by President Rider.

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President Rider Speaking on Stage

President Rider & The Future of Etown

President Rider and the institution’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) have achieved record enrollment, successfully offered in-person class instruction for students during the global pandemic since fall 2020, exceeded fundraising goals and reached a record endowment of more than $100 million, transformed the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) with a wide variety of academic offerings and online platforms, launched the region’s first public Human Performance Laboratory, and most recently, finalized a new five-year community Strategic Plan that prioritizes dynamic academic programming as well as diversity, equity, and belonging, and strategic partnerships to continue to elevate the College.

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