Tennessee Tech plans celebration to mark Oldham’s presidency

Tennessee Tech University will celebrate the investiture of Philip Oldham as the university’s ninth president Friday, Nov. 2, and all friends of the university are welcome to attend.

An investiture ceremony, a formal recognition of Oldham’s acceptance of the responsibilities of office, will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Hooper Eblen Center on campus. A reception will follow.

“This is an important event in the life of Tennessee Tech University – an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to come together and focus on our university, its accomplishments and its future,” said Mark Stephens, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The history and traditions of the institution and the aspirations for the future come together in an investiture of a new president.”

The investiture will be a time of celebration on campus, and offices will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon so TTU staff can participate. The ceremony will include the ceremonial bestowing of the title of office to Oldham by John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit www.tntech.edu/president/investiture.