A Celebration to Remember

On Friday, September 27, more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, delegates, and presidents from colleges, universities, and learned societies across the country, and community members came together to celebrate the formal inauguration of Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., as seventh president of Endicott College—the first inauguration at the College in more than 30 years.

Endicott President Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo at Inauguration Photo by Mike Spencer
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The momentous day included a ceremony where Dr. DiSalvo gave a powerful inauguration address on the importance of accessibility to and affordability of an Endicott education—two of his top priorities. He also spoke on the advantages of study abroad and providing our students with the experience necessary to thrive in a global society. Following the ceremony, inauguration attendees visited multiple celebration receptions and had the opportunity to be a part of history by writing well wishes to Dr. DiSalvo, putting a sticker on the world map to show where they traveled from, adding a photo to our digital mosaic, and signing a steel beam going into Phase II of the Samuel C. Wax Academic Center.

The celebration continued throughout Homecoming & Family Weekend, where Dr. DiSalvo was able to spend time with parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and students.


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Quotes from Dr. DiSalvo's Inauguration Address

“I am so grateful, honored, and—most of all—excited, to have the privilege of leading us together as we write the next chapter in the Endicott story. There is much we will seek to accomplish, and I’m confident our entire community will rise to the occasion.”

“The conductor here at Endicott College has changed, but we still have the same incredible orchestra. Our faculty and staff will continue to perform together in the great symphony that is higher education at Endicott. Our repertoire will consist of the familiar as well as the new. We will not abandon the masterworks that have created Endicott. But together we will perform new pieces, engaging new audiences while remaining connected to our longtime fans—our alumni, parents, friends, and benefactors.”

“Our story, the Endicott story, is less about the past and more about the future. It is less about the internship, but more about the intern. It is less about the dream, but more about the dreamer. That next chapter for Endicott begins now, when I can say with optimism, excitement, and great pride—it’s a great day to be a Gull!”

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