Investiture

This full video of the Investiture ceremony runs 1 hour 55 minutes.


This video by graduate student Brennan Chin was premiered at the Investiture Ceremony for President Judy K. Sakaki on April 20, 2017 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. President Sakaki has been a champion for student success throughout her career in higher education, and now brings that focus to Sonoma State University. Congratulations to President Sakaki on her Investiture!


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED

The Chancellor and the Board of Trustees of the California State University
and the faculty, staff, and students of Sonoma State University
request the honor of your presence at the investiture of

DR. JUDY K. SAKAKI

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
Two o'clock in the afternoon

WEILL HALL, GREEN MUSIC CENTER
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928

Reception immediately following
Trione Courtyard of the Green Music Center

What is an Investiture?

Defined as the "act or ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office," an investiture is an academic ceremony in which a new leader is "vested" with the official powers of office. Held during a president's first year in office, an investiture provides an opportunity to welcome a new chapter in a university's history and celebrate as a community.

In short: "Inauguration" refers to events planned to celebrate a new president, "installation" is the actual moment the new president assumes office and an "investiture" is the ceremony itself.