inauguration filled with speakers and music
10th chancellor was instated Wednesday in a ceremony that
lasted nearly three hours.
The ending of another school year also brings a new beginning
In a ceremony Wednesday, Victor Boschini was inaugurated
as the 10th chancellor in TCUs 131-year history.
The excitement in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum was building well
before the ceremonys start time as the TCU Symphony
Orchestra played music, masking the chatter of arriving
spectators.TCU faculty filed into the coliseum donned
in long robes in an array of colors, creating a sea of
eye candy for the guests who were eagerly anticipating
the historic event.
In addition to the professors, students, alumni and the
mayor of Fort Worth attended the ceremony, which lasted
nearly three hours. Several people made remarks welcoming
Chancellor Boschini and wishing him well on his endeavors
We are truly fortunate to have Victor, said
Fort Worth Mayor Michael D. Moncrief.
Jay Zeidman, president of the Student Government Association,
said Boschini has the support of the student body during
this most exciting and vibrant time at TCU.
Kat Clayton, a junior psychology and Spanish major, said
the ceremony was exciting because its an event that
does not occur often.
The speakers were far-reaching, she said.
They were really enthusiastic and celebratory.
Guest speaker George D. Kuh, the Chancellors Professor
and Director from Indiana University, gave a speech in
which he described the qualities of a great university.
TCU is poised on the edge of greatness, Kuh
Much of the ceremony had a tone of seriousness, but humorous
remarks were made throughout some of the speakers
After Zeidman spoke, John V. Roach, chairman of the Board
of Trustees, jokingly said, Jay, if you had a robe
on, you might be inaugurated instead of Dr. Boschini.
I thought it (the inauguration) was important because
it really showed how strong TCU is, and how they want
to improve, said Allison Thompson, a friend of the
Boschini family who came from California to see the inauguration.
Victor Boschini spoke to about 600 faculty members
at his inauguration Wednesday morning in Daniel-Meyer