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The Reverend Dr. José R. Irizarry

will be inaugurated as
Austin Seminary’s Tenth President
on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. (CT)
University Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas

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

Hotel Information

Austin Seminary has reserved blocks of discounted rooms for guests:

Embassy Suites

5901 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78723
Make a reservation here

Offer expires March 9 or when sold out.


Origin Hotel
1825 McBee St.  | Austin, TX 78723 
Contact the director of sales here

Offer expires when sold out



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

Austin Seminary

University Presbyterian Church