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2022 Presidential Inauguration

Through a series of inauguration week events, the entire EKU community celebrated One Eastern and the installation of Dr. David T. McFaddin as the 14th president of Eastern Kentucky University. The week kicked off with a mural unveiling at Powell Student Center, and festivities continued throughout the week, including a faculty and staff reception, donor/student scholarship reception, President’s Excellence Awards ceremony, employee milestone breakfast, and others. The formal installation ceremony took place on Friday, then the weekend was filled with more fun events: tailgate, scrimmage, and the JP Saxe concert at the EKU Center for the Arts. Congratulations President McFaddin!

President McFaddin speaks before an EKU-themed mural at a podium

Group of students pose in front of EKU-themed mural

President McFaddin poses for photo before mural unveiling

Vignette of EKU branded copper mule cup and featured drink recipe

President McFaddin in conversation, holding ONE Eastern copper mule cup

Attendees at the Celebration of Tradition event in conversation

Attendee of the Celebration of Tradition event in conversation with a glass of red wine

A glass case featuring previous EKU presidential inauguration items

A table of attendees at a breakfast in conversation

President McFaddin shakes employee hand as certificate is awarded

A table of attendees at employee breakfast event in conversation

President McFaddin awards employee and shakes hand

Awardees from Employee Milestone Breakfast Event pose together on stone steps outside building

A group of people in conversation in lobby at the President's Excellence Awards event

A group of event attendees in conversation

President McFaddin speaks at a podium during event

A smiling attendee sitting a table featuring a floral centerpiece and white tablecloth

A person with curly blond hair speaks at a podium with President McFaddin on stage

Two attendees examine artwork on the wall

A group of four event attendees pose together

A student speaks at the podium

A wide shot showing attendees seated at multiple tables in the event venue

A student wearing a red shirt speaks at a podium

Aerial shot of attendees in building lobby

Robed attendees of inaguration event pose for photo

The stage featuring a podium, seated guests before banners of each unit, and a large ONE Eastern logo in the background

Governor of Kentucky, wearing EKU robes, speaks at podium

President David T. McFaddin smiles while seated, wearing maroon robes

A wide shot of the auditorium, showing stage and audience seats, during event

President McFaddin swears an oath

President McFaddin smiles while medal is placed around his head

President McFaddin poses with two others, all robed, during ceremony

President McFaddin poses with robed attendee in front of EKU-themed background

President McFaddin poses and smiles in a group of four

A person with curly red hair and purple shirt holding a black guitar speaks into microphone

A person with curly red hair and purple shirt is seated on stage playing keyboard