Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

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Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Presidential inaguration

Suzanne Shipley was inaugurated as the 11th president of Midwestern State University Dec. 11, 2015.

Practicing the hooding at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Practicing the hooding at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Debbie L. Barrow and Nancy Marks at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Debbie L. Barrow and Nancy Marks at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Don Maxwell sings the Star Spangled Banner at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Don Maxwell sings the Star Spangled Banner at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
After Sheppard Air Force Base honor guard performed the presentation of colors, Don Maxwell, music professor, sang "The Star Spangled Banner" to start off the Inaguartion of Suzanne Shipley, eleventh president, held in the Fain FIne Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
After Sheppard Air Force Base honor guard performed the presentation of colors, Don Maxwell, music professor, sang "The Star Spangled Banner" to start off the Inaguartion of Suzanne Shipley, eleventh president, held in the Fain FIne Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Matt Luttrell directs the wind ensemble at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell directs the wind ensemble at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Tobin McDuff, sports director at KFDX3, welcome's the adiance and introduces guest speakers thoughtout Suzanne Shipley, university president, Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Tobin McDuff, sports director at KFDX3, welcome's the adiance and introduces guest speakers thoughtout Suzanne Shipley, university president, Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Texas State Senator Craig Estes at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Texas State Senator Craig Estes at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Craig Estes, Texas state senator, hands Suzanne Shipley, university president, a gift at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Craig Estes, Texas state senator, hands Suzanne Shipley, university president, a gift at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Texas State Representative James Frank at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Texas State Representative James Frank at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Texas State Representative James Frank at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Texas State Representative James Frank at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Glen Barham, mayor of Wichita Falls, gives his greetings during the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Glen Barham, mayor of Wichita Falls, gives his greetings during the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Glen Barham, Mayor of Wichita Falls, shakes Suzanne Shipley, university president, hand after speaking at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Glen Barham, Mayor of Wichita Falls, shakes Suzanne Shipley, university president, hand after speaking at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is Commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, gives a last minute speech as per request of President Suzanne Shipley at her inaguration, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is Commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, gives a last minute speech as per request of President Suzanne Shipley at her inaguration, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is Commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is Commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barhamm at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barhamm at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Lindy Wilson, vocal performance post grad, and Sharon Mucker, music education junior, perform "Prendero quell brunettino" from Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart for the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Lindy Wilson, vocal performance post grad, and Sharon Mucker, music education junior, perform "Prendero quell brunettino" from Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart for the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sharon Mucker and Lindy Wilson sing "Prendero quell brunettino" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Sharon Mucker and Lindy Wilson sing "Prendero quell brunettino" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Faculty Senate Chair David Carlston at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Faculty Senate Chair David Carlston at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Student Body President Jesse Brown at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Student Body President Jesse Brown at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Jesse Brown, criminal justice senior, hugs Suzanne Shipley after his "Greetings from the students" speech about President Suzanne Shipley at the Inaguration of Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jesse Brown, criminal justice senior, hugs Suzanne Shipley after his "Greetings from the students" speech about President Suzanne Shipley at the Inaguration of Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Lynette Watts, president of the MSU Alumni Association, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Lynette Watts, president of the MSU Alumni Association, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nahey Byun, piano performance, and Aaron Johnson, piano performance sophomore, performed an original piece called "Homage" at the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Nahey Byun, piano performance, and Aaron Johnson, piano performance sophomore, performed an original piece called "Homage" at the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Nahye Byun and Aaron Johnson perform an original composition, "Homage" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nahye Byun and Aaron Johnson perform an original composition, "Homage" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Shawn Hessing, chairman in the board of regents, congratulates Suzanne Shipley, university president, at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Shawn Hessing, chairman in the board of regents, congratulates Suzanne Shipley, university president, at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Shawn Hessing, chair of the Board of Regents, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Shawn Hessing, chair of the Board of Regents, at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Megan Piehler and Nancy Marks, members of the Board of Regents, put the ceremonial hood on Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, performed "A Minute of News" by Eugene Novotney, as President Suzanne Shipley's "walk-in" song at the Inaguration of Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, performed "A Minute of News" by Eugene Novotney, as President Suzanne Shipley's "walk-in" song at the Inaguration of Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Gordon Hicken performs "A Minute of News" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Gordon Hicken performs "A Minute of News" at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Audience members, and faculty, congratulate Suzanne Shipley, university president, before her presidential address at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Audience members, and faculty, congratulate Suzanne Shipley, university president, before her presidential address at the Presidential Inauguration in Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dec, 11, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Suzanne Shipley gives her presidential address at the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. "We are building a strong foundation, one job at a time and one educated student at a time. I know working together we can do it," Shipley said. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Suzanne Shipley gives her presidential address at the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. "We are building a strong foundation, one job at a time and one educated student at a time. I know working together we can do it," Shipley said. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Steel Drummers perform at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Steel Drummers perform at the inauguration of Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
The University Choir performs the MSU Alma Mater at the end of the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The University Choir performs the MSU Alma Mater at the end of the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A time capsule given from the students to Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A time capsule given from the students to Suzanne Shipley, university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Mary Lassetter, administrative assistant for the office of residence life, gets food from the Holiday Luncheon held in CSC Comanche Suites after the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Mary Lassetter, administrative assistant for the office of residence life, gets food from the Holiday Luncheon held in CSC Comanche Suites after the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Suzanne Shipley greets people at the lunch following her inauguration as university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Suzanne Shipley greets people at the lunch following her inauguration as university president, Midwestern State University, Dec. 11, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
The Caribbean Steel Pan performed a variety of musical numbers in the CSC Atrium during the Holiday Luncheon following the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Caribbean Steel Pan performed a variety of musical numbers in the CSC Atrium during the Holiday Luncheon following the Inaguration of Suzanne Shipley, the eleventh president, held in Fain Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Johnson

INAUGURATION OF Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D.

HER SPEECH | “Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future”

INAUGURATION STORIES

Times-Record-News | Shipley inaugurated as MSU’s 11th president
KFDX | Dr. Suzanne Shipley Inaugurated as MSU’s 11th President

THE PEOPLE

  • Tobin McDuff | master of ceremonies, sports director, KFDX
  • Craig Estes | Texas state senator, District 30
  • James Frank | Texas state representative, District 69
  • Glenn Barham | mayor, Wichita Falls
  • Brig. General Patrick J. Doherty | commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base
  • Shawn Hessing | chair, Board of Regents
  • David Carlston | chair, Faculty Senate
  • Reagan Foster | chair, Staff Senate
  • Jesse Brown | president, Student Government Association
  • Lynette Watts | president, Alumni Association

PERFORMANCES

  • “Homage” original composition by students Nahye Byun and Aaron Johnson
    • “It was our music project, and we didn’t expect that this was going to be really big,” Byun, piano performance sophomore, said. “Dr. Harvey asked us to play.”
    • “We didn’t expect that we would have to perform at something like this,” Johnson, piano performance sophomore, said.
  • “Prenderó quell brunettino” performed by students Sharon Mucker and Lindy Wilson, accompanied by Martin Camacho, dean, College of Fine Arts
  • “A Minute of News” performed by Gordon Hickman, assistant professor of music
  • “MSU Alma Master” performed by the University Choir directed by Dale Heidebrecht
  • Prelude, processional and recessional performed by the University Wind Ensemble directed by Matthew Luttrell

PAST STORIES

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president
Regents approve new president’s contract
Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting
A new university president: first impressions go both ways