Springfield, Ohio – Under the theme of “Light Illuminated: Learning, Growing, Changing,” Michael L. Frandsen, Ph.D., was formally installed as Wittenberg University’s 15th president during an inaugural ceremony steeped in tradition and reflective of the university’s mission, April 5, inside historic Weaver Chapel.
The totality of the Wittenberg experience was on full display during the ceremony, which began with a full procession featuring more than 70 delegates representing institutions across the country, as well as Wittenberg student leaders, members of the university’s Board of Directors, faculty and staff, and several distinguished guests, all of whom were officially welcomed by The Rev. Jonathan Eilert, chair of the Wittenberg Board of Directors and a 1993 graduate of the university.
“Today is the day that we say emphatically that we have found in Dr. Michael L. Frandsen the right person to lead Wittenberg as its 15th president," Eilert said. "The Board of Directors is thrilled to join him in stewarding the mission and tradition of our great University.”