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Inauguration header banner that reads, "The Inauguration of Dr. M. Duane Nellis Ohio University's 21st President"

The inauguration of Ohio University's 21st President, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, was a momentous and historic event. Ohio University celebrated the occasion with a week of special programming and events all leading up to the investiture ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, with additional events to close out the week and welcome the new President.

View the Inauguration Week Schedule of Events Listing (PDF)

Watch the Investiture Ceremony

Investiture  Ceremony Documents

View the official program booklet from the Investiture Ceremony (PDF)

View Investiture keynote speaker Dr. Kamlesh Lulla's biography (PDF)

Read "The Lamp Carrier" (PDF), an original poem written to commemorate the inauguration by Dr. Scott Minar, English professor on the Ohio University Lancaster campus and a three-time, proud OHIO alumnus.

View Dr. Nellis' first Presidential Address (PDF)