Hartwick College campus view of pergola on Founders' Way

Inauguration Celebration

The Board of Trustees of Hartwick College announces the inauguration of Darren Reisberg, the 11th president of Hartwick College.

Inauguration Celebration, October 20-22, 2022

Moments of Inauguration

Hartwick College faculty procession during the Inauguration of President Darren Reisberg
Hartwick student singing during President Darren Reisberg's Inauguration Ceremony
Installation of President Darren Reisberg with John F. Hillard
Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg making his Inauguration Address
Broome County Celtic Pipe & Drums
Presidential Inauguration Academic Symposium: Bridging the US Rural and Urban Divide: Hartwick College Takes on the Challenge
Presidential Inauguration Conversation with David Axelrod and Professor of Political Science Laurel Elder

Schedule of Events

All events to took place on the Hartwick College campus.
View the livestream recordings below.

Saturday, October 22

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Frisbee Field
Inauguration Ceremony


Friday, October 21

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | The Anderson Center for the Arts
Academic Symposium — “Bridging the U.S. Rural and Urban Divide: Hartwick College Takes on the Challenge”

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Thursday, October 20

5 – 6 p.m. | The Anderson Center for the Arts
An address by David Axelrod, a veteran of politics and journalism and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama.

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Congratulatory Messages

"I am grateful to count you among those so dedicated to these vital endeavors. Congratulations, again. Here's to the bright future you and the Hartwick family surely have in store!”

Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D.

President, The Ohio State University

Presidential Innovation Fund

In honor of the inauguration of Hartwick College’s 11th President, Darren Reisberg, trustees and friends initiated the Presidential Innovation Fund.

This fund will provide resources to drive strategic initiatives for the Hartwick College Community. Building on Hartwick College's areas of distinction, and designed to promote innovation and impact, the Fund allows Hartwick College to be future-focused – to invest in cutting-edge programs, outstanding faculty and curriculum, and overall student success.

Inauguration History

As we celebrate our 225th Anniversary, we invite you to learn more about Hartwick’s history.

Wick History

Hartwick College President Ritchie Inauguration 1953

Inauguration of President Ritchie, 1953

Procession for President Binder's Inauguration 1960

Inauguration of President Binder, 1960

Hartwick College President Binder's Inauguration

Inauguration of President Binder, 1960

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Anderson

Inauguration of President Anderson, 1970

Presidential Medal presented to President Anderson upon his Inauguration

Presidential medal presented to President Anderson upon his Inauguration.

Congratulations message painted on West Street Wall for President Wilder's inauguration

Inauguration of President Wilder, 1978

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Wilder

Inauguration of President Wilder, 1978

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Wilder

Inauguration of President Wilder, 1978

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Detweiler

Inauguration of President Detweiler, 1992

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Detweiler

Inauguration of President Detweiler, 1992

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Miller

Inauguration of President Miller, 2003

Hartwick College Inauguration of President Drugovich

Inauguration of President Drugovich, 2008

President Drugovich with Hartwick College students upon her inauguration

Inauguration of President Drugovich, 2008

Inauguration Committee

Anne M. Barreto, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Human Resources
Rey Benschop*, Associate Director of Student Activities
Elizabeth A. Bloom*, Professor of Education & Department Chair, Education
Laurel W. Bongiorno, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Ryan Butler, Major Events Coordinator
Lisa A. Corbett*, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to Board of Trustees
John Czarnecki, Director of Athletics and Physical Education Chair
Bryan Del Bene, Director of the Technology Resource Center
Donald L. DePass*, Director of Campus Safety
Cary M. Dresher*, Associate Vice President for Student Experience
Laurel E. Elder*, Professor of Political Science
Sue Ferris, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Gail Glover, (Committee Chair) Vice President for Strategic Communications
Paul J. Habernig*, Executive Director of Campus Vibrancy
Scott D. Harrington*, Facilities Liaison/Administrative Specialist
Lisa Iannello, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Suzanne Janitz, Vice President for Human Resources, Inclusion and Compliance
Cheryl L. Johnson*, Assistant Professor of Sociology
James R. Kellerhouse*, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Darlene Kopf*, Catering & Premium Service Manager at Aramark
Donald D. LaSala, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Kimberley Lindsley, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Joseph F. Mack*, Aramark Facilities Services
Karen P. McGrath*, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
Jennifer Nichols-Stewart*, Multimedia Graphic Designer
Lilyanna R. Pledger*, Operations Manager and Executive Assistant for the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Karl Seeley*, Professor of Economics and Interim Co-Chair Economics
Christopher Spiwak*, Media Services Specialist
Aaron R. Tolbert*, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Karen Zuill, Vice President for Finance

* Task team leads

Office of the President

Yager Hall
Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York, USA
607-431-4990
Fax: 607-431-4206
president@hartwick.edu