Inauguration of the Seventh President of Edgewood College

  • Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

Flanagan's Inaugural Address

Madison, Wis. (October 24, 2014) – When President Emeritus Dan Carey passed the Presidential Medallion, Scott Flanagan, Ed.D. officially became the seventh president of Edgewood College at the Inauguration Ceremony held Friday, October 24, 2014, in the Todd Wehr Edgedome.

The ceremony closed the weeklong celebration of the new president, who took over leadership of the College on August 1, 2014.

More than forty delegates from colleges and universities across Wisconsin and the Midwest marched in an academic procession to begin the ceremony, as hundreds of students, faculty, staff, community members and friends of the College looked on.

“We’re not going as far as I take us,” Flanagan said during his inaugural address. “We’re going as far as we take us, and we’re going a long way. It can be easy to be scared about the changes in the world around us. But actually I’m excited. Because I think Edgewood College can help meet the needs of the world around us. Our world needs engaged, informed citizens. It needs scholars determined to ask and explore answers to the complex questions we face. It needs servant leaders who will contribute to their communities in a variety of different ways. And it needs creative thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs who inspire us to look at the world differently. In short, our world needs – more than it ever has – those who’ve benefitted from an Edgewood College education.”

Video of the Inauguration Ceremony is available online. (Chrome, or IE 10 or higher)

A Facebook photo album of the day is available online.

A slideshow of well-wishes (both official and ‘unofficial’) appears below.