Presidential Portrait Unveiling Ceremony Part Of Concord University’s Inauguration Celebration

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 12 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – A portrait of Concord University’s 12th President, Dr. Kendra Boggess, will officially join the images of previous Concord leaders in the Marsh Library’s President’s Conference Room during a special ceremony Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Presidential Portrait Unveiling ceremony is part of the Inauguration Celebration for Dr. Boggess.  The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in the library on Concord’s Athens campus. The community is invited to attend.

The portrait is a collaboration by April Amodeo with Amodeo Photography based in Blacksburg, Va. and Steve Jessee with Associated Photography in Princeton, W.Va.

A choral performance by the Concord University ConChords will be part of the program.

Following the unveiling ceremony, the President’s Reception will begin at 6 p.m. at University Point’s Pais Fellowship Hall and Patio. The community is also invited to this event.

The Inauguration Ceremony for Dr. Boggess will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Theater on Concord’s Athens campus.

Dr. Boggess is the first female to serve as Concord’s president.  She officially began her duties in the Office of the President on July 1, 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Interim President of Concord University (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014).

Dr. Boggess brings nearly three decades of serving Concord in academics and administration to the presidency. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous national, state, institutional and divisional committees and has been recognized for her leadership.  She is an active and respected member of the local business and civic community.

For additional information on the Inauguration Ceremony and Celebration email or call 304-384-6292.




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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.