The University of Kentucky will hold the investiture of its 12th president, Dr. Eli Capilouto, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 4 p.m., in the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St., Lexington. A reception will follow in the Singletary Center for the Arts Main Lobby.
The presidential investiture gives the UK community an opportunity to celebrate its new president. The installation of a new president is a ceremony of dignity with many academic traditions and protocols. An academic procession takes place that includes delegates from other colleges and universities, as well as UK's own faculty. Marchers wear the colorful academic regalia of their own institution. Interspersed with musical selections, there will be greetings from a representative of the faculty, alumni, students, staff and government officials.