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INAUGURATION OF DAVID R. HARRIS

INAUGURATION OF DAVID R. HARRIS

September 7 and 8, 2018

The inauguration of David R. Harris as the 19th President of Union College brings our community together to celebrate the core values that have defined Union since its founding in 1795. These values inspired the name of our College and will guide us into the future. By engaging, challenging, and supporting one another across perspectives, experiences, and disciplines, we prepare ourselves to contribute to communities near and far.

David R. Harris, a sociologist with a distinguished record as an innovative teacher, scholar and administrator, will begin July 1, 2018. He served as provost and senior vice president at Tufts University, overseeing eight schools, numerous cross-disciplinary programs, and many centers and academic initiatives. At Cornell University he was a senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, vice provost for social sciences, deputy provost and interim provost. In 2010, he worked in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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