ERIC Number: ED354849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Ceremonies, College Presidents, Colleges, Committees, Higher Education, Social Planning, Universities
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
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.