The Presidential Inauguration took place on April 19 – 21, 2024.

This was a weekend-long commemoration of Columbia College’s 21st president, John H. Dozier, and a public reaffirmation of the College’s commitment to impact, service, and academic excellence.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 – 3:00 PM 
The Columbia College Student Government Association hosted a homecoming pep rally celebration in the Student Union with food and music.  

7:00 – 9:00 PM 
Invited guests enjoyed a private welcome reception hosted by the Board of Trustees at the President's home (Maxwell House). 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
The Investiture  
Cottingham Theatre, Columbia College
Columbia, South Carolina

View the Investiture Ceremony Video

View the Investiture Ceremony Program

12:00 – 3:00 PM
Campus-Wide Celebration
The celebration featured live music, dancing, and a performance featuring the Columbia College Division of Arts and Humanities.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Guided Tours
Johnnie Cordell Breed Leadership Center for Women

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Koala Drop Athletics Fundraiser
Price Pavilion and Younts Stadium at Columbia College
821 Carola Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203

Sunday, April 21 

11:00 AM
The President and Guests attended a worship service at Washington Street United Methodist Church (1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201). Members of the Columbia College community attended as well.