The Inauguration of Kettering University's Seventh President

The Inauguration of Dr. Robert K. McMahan

Alumni, corporate partners, parents of students, friends of the University and the Kettering Community were on campus on Friday, April 20, 2012 for one of the most important days in the history of the institution. Called "Celebrate Kettering," the special ceremonies culminated with the inauguration of President Robert K. McMahan as Kettering's seventh president at a formal ceremony.

"April 20 was a day of significance for our University," Provost Robert Simpson said.  "The celebration focused on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, alumni, and our community.  'Celebrate Kettering' attracted 600 participants to a series of festive events on campus in honor of the inauguration of President Robert K. McMahan."

Mary Barra '85
 
The day began with a luncheon featuring Mary T. Barra ’85, GM senior vice president of Global Product Development, as keynote speaker (photos, video).
 
Barra spoke about the value of a Kettering education and skill requirements for global business. During her address she presented President McMahan with a 2011 Chevrolet Impala for use by Campus Safety. 
 
Following the luncheon, hundreds toured a faculty and students research expo that showcased current projects.
 
At the 4 p.m. Inauguration Ceremony,  Charles F. Kettering III, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, installed Dr. McMahan as the seventh president of the institution and presented him with the Kettering Presidential Medallion (photos, video).
 
To see more coverage on "Celebrate Kettering" and the Inauguration of President Robert K. McMahan:

Photos of The Inauguration Ceremony
Photos of the Alumni Keynote Address
Photos of Innovation Quest
Photos of Student Festival
 
Inauguration Platform Party