The Inauguration of the 19th President of 桃瘾社区,听Douglas A. Hicks '90, took place Friday, March 31, 2023.

桃瘾社区 was delighted to host a series of community听events and celebrations at the end of March, culminating in the inauguration of Doug Hicks as the 19th President of 桃瘾社区 on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.

This was an opportunity for the community to come together, reflect on our history, envision our future, and have fun.听

桃瘾社区 Inaugurates Douglas A. Hicks 鈥90

Schedule of Events & Celebrations

Campus Block Party

Wednesday, March 29
6鈥10 p.m.
Alvarez College Union

This event is open to the campus community.

  • Music in Brown Atrium featuring student, faculty, and staff bands.
  • Ping-pong,听chess matches and special-themed Trivia Night 鈥 with President Hicks.
  • Food trucks in the Alvarez College Union parking lot.

Unveiling the Commemoration Design Concept

Thursday, March 30
11:05 a.m. 鈥12:05 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

Open to the public.

  • Unveiling of plans for the Commemoration Memorial honoring enslaved laborers and others whose labor was exploited.
  • President Hicks will moderate a conversation with the artist, architect, and members of the commemoration committee.

Symposium: Envisioning Our Future

A Conversation with Faculty, Alumni, & President Hicks

Friday, March 31
11:30听a.m. 鈥12:30听p.m.听
Duke Family Performance Hall

Open to the public.

  • The Honorable Anthony Foxx 鈥93 and Mary Tabb Mack 鈥84听will join Professors Patricio Boyer, Hilary Green, Kristi Multhaup, and President Doug Hicks 鈥90 to discuss how 桃瘾社区鈥檚 past and present can shape our future, and how we prepare for the changing nature of work and society.

Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 31
2:30鈥4 p.m.
(doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Belk Arena and also via livestream

Open to the public. Guests are kindly asked to

  • Music from students; inaugural poem composed and delivered by an alum.
  • Alumni and Trustee representatives; delegates from colleges and universities across the country; greetings from public officials.
  • Formal investiture ceremony.
  • Inaugural address delivered by President Hicks.

Community Celebration

Friday, March 31
4鈥8 p.m.
Richardson Stadium field and Alvarez College Union patio

Open to the public.听Guests are kindly asked to

  • DJ serves up music through the decades (4 to 6 p.m.)
  • Popular indie band 鈥 stay tuned! (6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Giveaways, food, drinks,听ice cream, and games!