The inauguration of Dr. Brian Blount
as president of Union/PSCE two weeks ago
was an event to remember. I was privileged to walk
in the Academic Procession and sit near the front.
The ceremony was impressive. His family was bursting with pride.
The community was in a jovial mood.
Dr. Blount’s Sermon was magnificent. He proposed a vision
for the future. He named issues and possibilities in a dynamic
presentation. I could not summarize what he said. You can view his sermon at
This has been quite an outstanding academic year.
Many new presidents and deans have take office. Still more
will take positions this summer. There is a new energy as almost
all our institutions take stock of the present as they plan for the future.