“There has never been a more important moment to be dedicated to and engaged in women’s education and in connecting our students to the world beyond our gates.”

Carmen Twillie Ambar
Cedar Crest College

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 21

6:15 p.m. - Alumnae and Friends Reception
Tompkins College Center South Annex

7:00 p.m. - Faculty Roundtable Discussion
"Cedar Crest College Then and Now"
Tompkins College Center Samuels Theatre

As the College looks ahead to the inaugural festivities, join us for an interesting and informative look at what we have gained , what we have lost and the future of higher education. Moderated by Saladin (Din) M. Ambar, Ph.D., visiting professor, Lehigh University, and the husband of Cedar Crest's 13th president, this event will feature emeriti faculty Marion Kayhart, Ph.D., Beverly Tisdale, and Nellie Manges, former dean of students, along with current faculty Robert Wilson, Ph.D., Mae Ann Pasquale, M.S.N., and Maynard Cressman, MSW. The full discussion will be preceded by a brief and entertaining tour through the history of the college by Barton C. Shaw, Ph.D, professor of history at Cedar Crest College.

Thursday, October 22

3:00 p.m. - Student Showcase: Arts and Humanities
Tompkins College Center Samuels Theatre

Please join us for an afternoon celebration of the arts and humanities. Students and faculty will perform and present works in theatre, music and dance, as well as the visual arts and literary arts. This event is free and open to the public.

7:15 p.m. - The 2009 Reimert Lecture
Tompkins College Center Samuels Theatre

Cedar Crest College is proud to welcome Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and the ninth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2001-2003) as this year's speaker. Governor Whitman will explore "Women's Leadership" in her talk. She will also participate in a question and answer session with the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 23

8:30 a.m. - Student Inaugural Breakfast
Tompkins College Center Bistro

Current Cedar Crest College students are invited to gather to celebrate the installation of President Ambar at this inaugural breakfast.

1:30 p.m. - Presidential Installation Ceremony
Lees Hall

Members of the entire community are invited to Lees Hall for the official installation of Carmen Twillie Ambar, J.D. as the Thirteenth President of Cedar Crest College.

3:00 p.m. - Inaugural Reception
Harmon Hall of Peace

All inauguration ceremony attendees are invited to celebrate with President Ambar and congratulate her at a brief reception immediately following the ceremony.