The Inauguration of Douglas A. Girod

Chancellor Girod speaks at a podium dressed in academic regalia during his inauguration

Inauguration of KU's 18th Chancellor

The University of Kansas celebrated the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as the university’s 18th chancellor at an installation ceremony April 20, 2018, in the Lied Center. The ceremony culminated with Chancellor Girod’s inaugural address. The April 20 installation ceremony was part of two weeks of inauguration activities that included community service opportunities, social activities, music concerts, building dedications, a formal ball, and a TED Talk-style research symposium.

Chancellor Girod's Vision

Douglas A. Girod

"I am honored to lead this remarkable institution. The work we do changes lives and improves our world in meaningful ways. I look forward to collaborating with you to continue this work on behalf of the society we serve."

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod