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Gallery of Photos from the Inauguration

President Irizarry's Inauguration on March 31 began with a bagpiper leading members of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, and delegates from colleges, seminaries, and denominational representatives, including the Co-Moderators of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The worship service included an address by President Irizarry, a Charge to the President by The Reverend Chris Currie, pastor of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, who chaired the Presidential Search Committee, and a Charge to the Community from The Reverend Paul S. Roberts, president of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Choirs from several Austin-area churches provided special music, and a mariachi band played the service out. Austin Seminary shares a recording of the service below:

Schedule of Inauguration Events

Thursday, March 30

Concert: The University of Texas Concert Chorale
6:30 p.m.
University Presbyterian Church

Friday, March 31

Inauguration Ceremony
Inauguration Address: “A Widening Place”
11:00 a.m.
University Presbyterian Church

12:30 p.m.
McCord Community Center, Austin Seminary

Presidents’ Panel
2:30 p.m.
Wright Hall, Austin Seminary

7:30 p.m.
Penfold Theatre Company (limited ticket availability)


University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio St., Austin, Texas 78705

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 E. 27th St., Austin 78705

Penfold Theatre Company, Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd #122, Austin, Texas 78702

Details of Events


The University of Texas Concert Chorale

The choir bears a tradition of maintaining the highest standards of musical excellence, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and at regional conventions like the American Choral Directors Association.

Presidents’ Panel

President Irizarry moderates a discussion among educational leaders who have recently begun their tenures in seminary and higher education:

Dr. Victor Aloyo, President, Columbia Theological Seminary

Dr. Vanessa B. Beasley, President, Trinity University 

Dr. Melva K. Williams, President, Huston-Tillotson University