Inauguration: Installation Ceremony

Join us for the formal installation of Audrey Bilger as the 16th president of Reed College. The program includes: 

Welcome: Roger M. Perlmutter ’73, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Greetings on Behalf of Oregon:

  • The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District
  • Justice Adrienne Nelson, Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court

Greetings on Behalf of Reed College:

  • Pax Lloyd-Burchett ’21, President of the Student Body, on behalf of students
  • Nigel J. Nicholson, Dean of the Faculty & Walter Mintz, Professor of Classics, on behalf of faculty
  • Hugh Porter, Vice President for College Relations, on behalf of staff
  • Jinyoung Park ’11,  President, Alumni Board, on behalf of alumni

Reading: “To Ampersand, with Love,” written and read by Shadab Zeest Hashmi ’95

Jazz Trio Performance: 

  • Nolan Anderson ’20, guitar
  • Nikhil Wadhwa ’19, guitar
  • Elihu Knowles ’20, drum set

Keynote Address: Yoon Sun Lee, Professor of English, Wellesley College

Investiture of the President

Inaugural Address: Audrey Bilger, President of Reed College

Special Musical Performance: “Sincera” sung by Claudia Brant, performing with Henry Alberto Castro Carrion

A reception, dinner, and celebration immediately following the ceremony.

If you have an accessibility request related to any of the inauguration events, please contact Robert Brigham in CEP at 503/517-4185 or

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Great Lawn
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Kevin Sinclair left a positive review 10/4/2019

The entire event was amazing, one of the best memories I will ever have of Reed. Very organized, thoughtful speeches, well-paced event and very effective defense against the rain. Oh the rain, so wimely, and welcoming to the reign of our new president!