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Lisa Metcalf

FAU to Host Installation Ceremony of Dr. Mary Jane Saunders

BOCA RATON, FL (October 27, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the installation ceremony of  Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, FAU’s sixth president, on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Themed Making Waves: Celebrating and Cultivating Discovery, Diversity and Distinction, the inauguration is designed to introduce the president to the University’s constituents and provide a platform for the expression of the president’s vision for the future of FAU. It also is an opportunity for the entire university community to welcome her.

An inaugural open house at the Eleanor R. Baldwin House on FAU’s Boca Raton campus will follow the installation ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
            Press seating for the installation ceremony will be available.  For additional information, contact Lisa Metcalf at 561-297-3022 or, or Kristine Gobbo at 561-297-1168 or


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