Haverford College will celebrate the installation of its 14th President, Daniel H. Weiss, with a ceremony on Saturday, October 26.
Members of the campus community, friends, distinguished guests, and more than 90 delegates representing colleges and universities across the country, will gather for the inauguration, which begins at 11 a.m. with a robed processional from Founders Hall to Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, where the ceremony will take place.
Among the speakers at the event will be Clerk of the Corporation of Haverford College Jonathan Wood Evans ’77, the Co-Chairs of the Board of Managers, Catherine P. Koshland ’72 and Howard W. Lutnick ‘83, as well as the presidents of Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges, and the co-presidents of Haverford’s Students’ Council. Poet Anya Krugovoy Silver ’90 will give a reading of one of her works, and the Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will perform the premiere of Life Time, a poem by William Saroyan set to music composed by Thomas Lloyd, associate professor of music and Chamber Singers director.
A leading advocate for the liberal arts and the residential liberal arts college, Dan Weiss comes to Haverford from Lafayette College, where his presidency from 2005-13 was noted for a strategic plan that led to an increase in the size of its permanent faculty, revision of its Common Course of Study and the development of new interdisciplinary programs across the curriculum.
Weiss, an art historian, is a noted authority on the art of medieval Europe in the age of the Crusades. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and earned both an M.A. and Ph.D in the History of Art from Hopkins as well as an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.