Inauguration of University of Richmond’s 11th President scheduled for April 8

The inauguration of Kevin F. Hallock as the 11th president of the University of Richmond is expected to be a celebration of the University of R community and will feature student research, a conversation about higher education with presidents , live music, food and fireworks. The event is open to the public.

“The grand opening gives us the opportunity to take stock of where we have been, where we are and where we are going as an institution,” Hallock said. “I am extremely proud to be part of a community that has worked so hard to enable students from all walks of life to fully benefit from the exceptional and distinctive education we offer.”

The event program includes:

  • Celebrating Spider Success in Mentored Research: A Discussion, 3 p.m., April 7, Queally Center for Admission and Career Services
  • Inauguration ceremony, 10:30 a.m., April 8, Center Robins
  • Community Festival, 12:30-3pm, April 8, Westhampton Green
  • The Future of Higher Education: Conversation with University Presidents, 3:30 p.m., April 8, Queally Center for Admission and Career Services
  • Celebration Evening, 7-9:45 p.m., April 8, Millhiser Green in front of the Wellness Center
  • Spring football game (scramble), 1 p.m., April 9, Stade Robins

All events are open to the entire community, and those planning to attend in person should Register. Live streams will be available for several events.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Hallock will speak about five priorities: Access and Affordability, Academic Excellence, Belonging, Well-Being, and Engagement with the Greater Richmond Community.

“We have already done so much great work in all of these areas, but as I have listened to and learned from the diverse perspectives of our community, I have recognized that we can and must do even better in these areas and invest more our energy and resources to move forward,” said Hallock. “Everyone cares and wants to make the University of Richmond even better. I share that commitment and am so grateful to be a member of this incredible community.

Before coming to Richmond, Hallock spent a total of 26 years on the faculties of the University of Illinois and Cornell University. Most recently, he was Dean of SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

An award-winning teacher, Hallock is a labor market economist and author or editor of 11 books and over 100 publications. Her research has focused on the gender pay gap, executive compensation and job loss. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.