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Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of RIT’s ninth president, Dr. William W. Destler, was held on Nov. 9, 2007, in Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

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  • 20:10 - “A Legacy of Leadership” video about RIT presidents
  • 38:20 - Keynote speech by David J. Skorton, M.D., Cornell University president
  • 63:20 - Destler’s inaugural response (audio-only version of response also available)
  • 77:24 - Closing congratulatory messages (including a surprise performance!)

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Did you miss a video? You'll find a list of all President Destler’s videos in the video archive.