On Friday, April 12, 2019, Dr. Andy Feinstein was officially installed as the 13th president of the University of Northern Colorado.
The occasion of President Feinstein’s Investiture Celebration coincided with the official grand opening of the university’s Campus Commons building and performance hall. The event, featured a number of visiting dignitaries, speakers and special guests, is was open to the campus community and general public.
What is an Investiture?
Put simply, an investiture is "the act of establishing in office or ratifying."1 These formal ceremonies mark the official installation of a leader within a particular position—most often one of great importance and responsibility. Contemporary examples include the investiture of U.S. Supreme Court Justices, elected officials and, yes, college and university presidents.
1 Investiture. (n.d.) In Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary
Campus and Community Reception
The Investiture Celebration was followed by a Campus Commons Grand Opening and Open House for campus and community guests. Student and faculty performing and visual artists were on hand to showcase their talents in the building’s new practice, performance and exhibit spaces. Likewise, UNC staff in Admissions, Orientation and other Student Services offices welcomed visitors for open house conversations about their new spaces and the accentuated services they facilitate.