The Inauguration of Michael D. Johnson Ph.D. as the 25th President of John Carroll University

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, John Carroll University celebrated the formal installation of Dr. Michael Johnson as the University’s President. The day included the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the inauguration ceremony, and lunch.

Congratulatory Messages

We invite the University community and members of the public to share their congratulations and welcome messages for Dr. Johnson here.


Inauguration Investiture Ceremony

View the full ceremony below, or watch Dr. Johnson’s inaugural address here.

View the Inauguration Program and Spirit Mass Program.


Photo Gallery

View photos from inauguration events below, or by visiting our full gallery here.


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Staff
    • Muldoon Atrium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology
  • 2:00 p.m. Coffee and Smoothie Reception with Faculty
    • Muldoon Atrium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology
  • 6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social with Students
    • Keller Commons
    • Featured flavor of the day, Dr. J’s Mocha Caramel Streak, presented by Jim Brown ’83, COO of Handel’s.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit
    • Church of the Gesu, 2470 Miramar Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio 44118
  • 11:00 a.m. Inauguration Investiture Ceremony (Procession at 10:45 a.m.)
    • Hamlin Quad, John Carroll University
    • Procession of delegates and guests
    • Parade of classes: 1944-2017
  • 12:15 p.m. Inauguration Lunch
    • Community Lunch for students: Schott Dining Hall
    • Community Lunch for faculty, staff, delegates and guests: Jardine, Murphy and O’Dea rooms, D.J. Lombardo Student Center

Inauguration Committee Members

James Krukones, Ph.D. and Doreen Riley (Co-Chairs)
Jim Burke
Emily Butler, Ph.D.
Lisa Brown Cornelius
Carol Dietz
Pantshia Gardner
Dennis Hareza
Rory Hill
Daniel Kilbride, Ph.D.
Kathleen Lawry
Stephanie Levenson
Kate Malone
Mark McCarthy, Ph.D.
Edward Peck, Ph.D.
John Scarano
Colleen Treml, J.D.
David Vitatoe
Claudia Wenzel


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