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ERIC Number: ED354849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 148
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89964-294-2
Presidential Inaugurations: Planning for More than Pomp and Circumstance.
Viola, Joy Winkie
This publication covers the fundamentals of planning a college or university presidential inauguration. The guide's 10 chapters are based in part on a survey of colleges and universities that appointed new presidents between January 1990 and January 1992. The first chapter offers five rules for "getting your act together": you should have started earlier; pick the right chair; appoint committee members who get the job done; develop a theme and stick to it; and define the scope of your celebration. The second chapter goes into more detail on creating a committee to get the job done. Chapter 3 describes how to clearly define committee responsibilities early in the planning process. Chapter 4 discusses the budget for inaugural events including establishing priorities, trimming expenses, and a budget planning checklist. Chapter 5 treats the invitation process including announcements, special invitations of political leaders, mailing lists, invitation design, and deadlines. Chapter 6 focuses on planning the installation ceremony itself. Chapter 7 covers additional events in the inauguration. Chapter 8 considers potential problems and how to prepare for them. Chapter 9 explain how to develop and work with a timeline. Chapter 10 offers examples from actual inaugurations including invitations, programs, memoranda, tickets, posters, music programs, souvenirs, inaugural greetings, and insignia of office. (JB)
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Suite 400, 11 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036-1261 ($24 members, $32 non-members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.