Presidential Inauguration of L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D.

Presidential Inauguration of L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D.

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Presidential Inauguration of L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D.


4 p.m. | Friday | October 19
Dale B. Lake Auditorium TTC

Reception | 5:15-7 p.m.
Student Commons TTC
Hors d’oeuvres


8:30-11 a.m. | Saturday | October 20
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

“Celebrating the Past and Creating the Future” is the theme of inaugural activities marking the installation of L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D., as the third president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

You are invited to join the communitywide celebration beginning Friday, Oct. 19 for the 4 p.m. investiture ceremony in the Dale B. Lake Auditorium of the college’s Texas Township Campus. Refreshments and conversation will immediately follow in the Student Commons area.

The celebration continues Saturday, Oct. 20 when the public is invited to meet President Washington and his family at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, part of the college’s Arcadia Commons Campus in downtown Kalamazoo. The Saturday activity, scheduled from 8:30 – 11 a.m., will include refreshments and free planetarium shows.


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Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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President L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D., is bringing a new energy to Kalamazoo Valley Community College. His compelling vision, open and transparent leadership style and strong commitment to student success is already creating expanded opportunities for students and their families.

Together with his wife, Tonja, he has created the Washington Make A Difference Fund through the KVCC Foundation. Please consider joining President Washington in support of students with financial needs by making an online gift.

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The KVCC Foundation

For more than 50 years, Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been providing life-changing experiences for students and their families. Although the college offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, many of our students can’t afford to attend college without assistance.