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Presidential Installation

Sarah BoltonThe Board of Trustees of Whitman College
requests the honor of your presence
at the installation of our 15th president

Sarah R. Bolton, Ph.D.

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Cordiner Hall, Whitman College



If you received a printed invitation mailing for the installation dinner, please use the links below to RSVP by April 20, 2023.

RSVP Registration

All members of Whitman’s faculty are invited to participate in the Installation Ceremony academic procession. For planning purposes, it is important to know how many faculty will join us in the academic procession. Please indicate your participation in the academic procession by April 20.

RSVP Registration

Academic apparel will be worn for the academic procession. Members of the procession are responsible for providing their own academic apparel.

Faculty who are not walking in the procession are welcome to sit in the audience “General Seating” area at this public event.

There is no RSVP needed for the other Installation Weekend events, but we hope you will join us.

We are excited to invite all of the campus community—faculty, staff and students—to a celebratory campus picnic on Stanton Field on Saturday, April 29 at noon. For planning purposes, it is helpful to understand how many people will be in attendance.

If you are faculty, staff or a student NOT on a meal plan, please RSVP to the picnic by April 20.

RSVP Registration

There is no RSVP needed for the other Installation Weekend events, but we hope you will join us.


Schedule of Events

More information about President Bolton’s installation will be released in the coming weeks. We look forward to celebrating with you all. We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone and can’t wait to share this special moment with you all.

5 p.m.
Installation Ceremony
Cordiner Hall

6:30 p.m.
Cordiner Hall, Foyer

6:30 p.m.
Installation Dinner Reception (by invitation)
Bratton Tennis Center

7 p.m.
Installation Dinner (by invitation)
Bratton Tennis Center

8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

9 a.m.
Panel: Higher Education for a Changing World
Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

Moderated by Dr. Sarah R. Bolton, President, Whitman College


  • Dr. Shirley M. Collado, President & CEO of College Track; President Emerita, Ithaca College
  • Dr. Sean Decatur, American Museum of Natural History
  • Dr. Adam Falk, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Dr. Ivonne García, Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Williams College
  • Dr. Wayne Webster, Interim President, The College of Wooster

10:30 a.m.
Academic Symposium
Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

Campus Picnic
Stanton Field (between Stanton Hall and Cleveland Commons)

3 p.m.
Whitman College Baseball vs. California Lutheran University 
Borleske Stadium

7 p.m.
Choral Concert
Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

8 p.m.
Student Celebration
Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

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