GREENCASTLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — DePauw University will Friday inaugurate Dr. Lori White as its 21st president. White was appointed DePauw’s next president in March 2020 and is the university’s first woman and first person of color to hold the position.
White began the tenure as president in July 2020. The inauguration was postponed because of the pandemic and DePauw says precautions will still be in place during Friday’s event with all attendees being required to wear masks.
DePauw says the ceremony will feature an invocation and a libation ritual directed by Thomas Parham, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills. The keynote address will be given by Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals and to whom White reported during her time at Washington University in St. Louis.
White’s inaugural address will follow the keynote. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.