Presidential Inauguration Week

Celebrate Community

Rebecca M. Bergman, 17th president of Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that the inauguration of its 17th president, Rebecca M. Bergman, will take place in Christ Chapel on October 3, 2014. The inauguration will mark the culmination of events united by the theme, "Celebrate Community." Featured speakers will include Bishop Jon Anderson, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA. A tree dedication will precede the inauguration and a reception will follow. Other events will be open to the public in the days leading up to the inauguration.

Attendees will play a vital and active role throughout the inaugural celebrations. Against the backdrop of Gustavus's legacy of leadership and its core values of community, excellence, faith, justice, and service, participants will join together at this historic moment and begin, collectively, to imagine the institution's long-term future.