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Alan Price, President of Earlham

Alan Price ’88 became Earlham’s 18th president on July 1, 2017.

Prior to coming to Earlham, Price was appointed by former U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as the Associate Director of Management for the Peace Corps and was the Acting Chief of Staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Washington, D.C.

He majored in economics at Earlham and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1992.

“Earlham is where I first learned the power and importance of consensus building. Earlham is where I reexamined childhood assumptions about social justice and social responsibility. Earlham is where I learned to speak truth to power — with respect.”

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Register to Attend

We hope you will join us for Inauguration activities!

Please complete one of the registration forms:

For more information, please contact the President’s Office at 765-983-1211 or via email at

Kindly register no later than September 1, 2017.

The installation ceremony will take place outdoors on Chase Stage weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the installation ceremony will be held in the Druley Performance Gymnasium in the Athletics and Wellness Center.

Helpful Links for Directions and Accommodations:

Naturally 7 Concert

We hope you are able to stay through Saturday evening and join us for the Naturally 7 concert at 8 p.m.

Naturally 7 performs with their distinct a cappella style. More than just your average singing group, this seven-man crew has perfected an intriguing style they call “Vocal Play” — singing as instruments. Naturally 7 also creates every backing instrument heard in its songs: talking drums, bass, guitars, horns, flutes … even turntables.

The inauguration concert is free of charge but does require guests to reserve tickets in advance. All reserved concert tickets will be distributed during registration for the Inauguration at the May-Crossen Commons in Runyan Center.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1:00 p.m. Presidential Convocation
Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
2:30 p.m. Convocation Reception
Souder Commons, Center for Science and Technology

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4:30 p.m. Campus Tours for Richmond and Wayne County Communities
Leaving from:
Birenbaum Atrium, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Richmond and Wayne County Partnership Celebration
Lingle Recital Hall, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Friday, September 22, 2017

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Launch Celebration of Earlham as a Peace Corps Prep College
May-Crossen Student Commons, Runyan Center
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EPIC InternshipFest
Trueblood Fieldhouse and Bailey Concourse, Athletics and Wellness Center
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Student Showcase and Reception
Trueblood Fieldhouse and Bailey Concourse, Athletics and Wellness Center

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Inauguration Meeting for Worship
Stout Meetinghouse
10:30 a.m. &
10:45 a.m.
Campus Tours
Leaving from:
May-Crossen Student Commons, Runyan Center
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Inauguration Ceremony
Chase Stage (weather permitting)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Inaugural Reception
Trueblood Fieldhouse, Athletics and Wellness Center
4:00 p.m. Earlham Women's Soccer vs. Marietta
Matlack-Messer Stadium
8:00 p.m. Earlham Artist and Lecture Series Featuring:
Naturally 7
Druley Performance Gymnasium, Athletics and Wellness Center
10:00 p.m. Fireworks and Ground Show
Comstock Field