Presidential Inauguration

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 2:30pm

Dimnent Memorial Chapel
277 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646

Hope College’s newest presidential era will become official with the inauguration of Matthew A. Scogin as the college’s 14th president on Friday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

In addition to the formal investiture ceremony, the Sept. 13 inauguration will feature an address delivered by Scogin.  Other participants will include invited guests and multiple members of the Hope community.  No tickets will be required, and admission is free.

The inauguration will also be live-streamed, available for viewing to anyone worldwide who can connect to the Internet as well as on large screens in the Great Room of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center and the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.  Admission to the two campus sites is free.

A reception will follow the inauguration, and will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the college’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center.  Admission is free.

Matthew A. Scogin was announced as the college’s president-elect in December after a global search and became Hope’s president on July 1.  He was formerly chief administrative officer at the global financial advisory firm of Perella Weinberg Partners in New York City and has also held senior positions with both the New York Stock Exchange and U.S. Treasury Department.  He is a 2002 Hope graduate and prior to his election as president was also a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.

More about the inauguration, including the schedule, is available online.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.  The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is located at 115 E. 12th St., at the center of the Hope campus between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street.  The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.

Event Type

Campus-Life, President's Office, Inauguration





For those not able to be present at Dimnent Memorial Chapel, the inauguration ceremony will be streamed online at and will be broadcast live in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Auditorium. There also will be a live broadcast for students in the Bultman Student Center Great Room.

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