Minnesota State University Moorhead officially installed Anne Blackhurst as its 11th president on Friday, September 26, 2014, in an inspiring ceremony marked by academic pageantry and campus-wide enthusiasm. The campus mall was packed with hundreds of students, or “Anne fans,” who lined the walkways to show support for their new president.
Highlights of inauguration week included the installation ceremony, a community block party, and the Laps for the Long Run fundraiser, as well as numerous homecoming related activities.
In her inaugural address, President Anne spoke of “Leading for the Long Run,” playing on her passion for long distance running, as well as her commitment to brining lasting change and stability to MSU Moorhead. She spoke of how the university can lead the change efforts that will be necessary for all of us, including our students, their families, and their communities.
See inauguration videos and address below.