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It's a New Era, Join Us.

On September 29 & 30, 2017, D’Youville celebrated the inauguration of President Lorrie Clemo.

Explore the events and learn about the president’s vision for the future.


On September 29 & 30, 2017, D’Youville welcomed alumni, faculty, students, and friends to celebrate a new era in the College’s history with the inauguration of the 15th president of the College – President Lorrie Clemo, Ph.D.

The D’Youville community danced and ate under a tent to the music of Outer Circle Orchestra, explored desserts from a collection of food trucks on campus, came together to celebrate at the Inaugural Gala, and joined members of the higher education community, city leaders, and distinguished guests to welcome the president at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Use these pages to revisit the celebration, to learn about the president’s vision for the future, and to discover how the D’Youville community plans to embrace this new era.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The Inaugural Address

On Friday, September 29, President Clemo delivered her inaugural address, “The Purpose of Being.” In her address at Kleinhans Music Hall, she reflected on the College’s history and outlined her vision for the future to a crowd of delegates from institutions of higher education and members of the D’Youville community.

Inauguration Ceremony

Members of the D’Youville community, institutional delegates, and distinguished guests celebrated the inauguration of President Clemo at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Inauguration Mass & Reception

After a mass at Holy Angels Church, guests, students, and faculty gathered under a tent on the D’Youville campus to eat and celebrate.

Inaugural Gala

Inauguration festivities ended with a black-tie gala at Kleinhans Music Hall where attendees dined, danced, and celebrated with President Clemo.