CSC President Ron K Patterson Investiture Has Arrived


      Dr Ron K Patterson will be formally inaugurated as the 12th president of Chadron State College today with investiture ceremonies at 3:00 in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.

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     Leading up to the start will a processional across campus of Chadron State faculty members and representatives of other schools from the Student Center to Memorial Hall. CSC

      Among the inaugural speakers will be Nebraska State College System Chancellor Paul Turman, Chadron Mayor George Klein, and representatives of the CSC faculty, staff, students, alumni, and foundation. 

      Delivering the keynote address will be retired college administrator Dr James Pruett, a long-time friend and former colleague of Dr Patterson at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

       CSC alum and award-winning poet Jovan Mays will deliver an inaugural poem and the combined Chadron State Concert Choir and Chadron Community Chorus will present two numbers The Wind Symphony will perform a fanfare and processional composed for the occasion by CSC Professor Dr. Michael Stephens. 

       The inaugural ceremony will be followed at 4:30 by a reception at the Math Science Center of Innovative Learning. Transportation will be provided from Memorial Hall for those who need it.

       Dr Ron K Patterson had been a top administrator at the University of North Alabama when he was named president at Chadron State College last spring as the successor to Dr Randy Rhine, who retired at the end of June. 

      Those wanting to celebrate Patterson’s inauguration in a tangible way can donate to the President’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund, which supports innovative initiatives, foster partnerships, and enhance cutting-edge curriculum development.