The formal installation of Rhonda L. Lenton as York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 18 during fall convocation ceremonies.
In advance of the ceremony, a special community reception will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12 to 2pm in the CIBC Lobby in the Accolade East Building (ACE) on the Keele campus. At the reception, current York University students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to extend their congratulations to the new president.
The reception coincides with the University’s annual Red & White Day celebration of community and spirit. Everyone is invited to wear red and white school colours to the reception.
As part of Tuesday’s event, Lenton will announce the winner of the #YorkUMyVision Contest. The winning vision will be chosen based on its originality, thoughtfulness and compelling quality.
Additional activities planned around the president’s installation include a York U Campus Alumni and Donor Breakfast on Oct. 17, the formal Installation Ceremony and Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and the York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21.
For more information, or to send a personalized message of congratulations to York University’s new president, visit the President and Vice-Chancellor’s Installation website.