The History of Inauguration at SUU

In 1897 the founders of Southern Utah University believed so strongly in the power of education that they risked their lives and finances for the privilege of building and hosting an institution of higher education in rural Cedar City, Utah. Their determination and grit are woven into the cultural fabric of the University. SUU’s enduring legacy is built on 125 years of fortitude, determination, and community triumph. It is that dedication to this school that is celebrated once again in the ceremonial inauguration of Mindy Benson, 17th President of SUU.

Source: Harris, A. L. (2005). Academic ceremonies: A handbook of traditions and protocols. New York: CASE.


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