Inauguration Ceremony

The University of Southern Indiana celebrated the inauguration of its fourth president, Ronald S. Rochon on April 5, 2019. 

It’s not about me. It’s about men, women and children who came before us; who had this vision to develop a community that would embrace one another, that would uplift one another, that would do something amazingly special to serve other people.

President Ronald S. Rochon

Inauguration Review

President Rochon's inauguration address (video)

Investiture Program [PDF]

Special Guests

Inauguration Ceremony (entire video)


Rochon officially invested as USI president, speaks on gratitude and on collaboration

USI students, strangers share inspiration for attending inauguration

Memorable messages delivered at inauguration

Photo Slideshows

Inauguration Ceremony

“Leadership: Taking Charge,” a moderated discussion with General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Inauguration Week Various Events

President Ronald S. Rochon

Ronald S. Rochon began serving as USI’s fourth president in July 2018, after eight years serving the University as provost.

His academic and professional career has focused on advocating for educational excellence, access, equity and equality. His body of work lends a strong understanding of diverse learners and communities, and their integral contributions to the larger society.

Read more about President Ronald S. Rochon

Inauguration Underwriters

Inauguration Planning Committee

Inauguration Traditions

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