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HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen

She’s been on the job since early July, but now it’s time for Hobart and William Smith Colleges to celebrate the first female president in their history.

Next Friday, Oct. 18, Joyce Jacobsen will be inaugurated as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College during an investiture ceremony that will be held outdoors, rain or shine, on the Hobart Quad.

HWS officials said the inauguration, which starts at 11:30 a.m., will include speeches, readings and musical performances from members of the HWS community.

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