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

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

Additional inauguration festivities will be held on September 5 and 6, 2018.

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 Reception with Faculty
    Muldoon Atrium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology
  • 6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social with Students
    Keller Commons (Rain plan: LSC Atrium)

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
    Hamlin Quad, John Carroll University (Rain plan: Church of the Gesu)
  • 12:15 p.m. Inauguration Lunch
    • Community Lunch for students: Schott Dining Hall
    • Community Lunch for faculty, staff, delegates and guests: LSC, Murphy and O’Dea rooms, D.J. Lombardo Student Center

Visitor Information


  • Guests who need to order regalia for the ceremony can order online HERE
    or call 216-397-4909.
  • John Carroll University Faculty and Staff should keep their Convocation regalia to be used for this event.

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
Kate Malone
Natalie Mazanowski
Mark McCarthy, Ph.D.
Edward Peck, Ph.D.
Bridget Rini
John Scarano
Colleen Treml, J.D.
David Vitatoe
Claudia Wenzel

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