The Inauguration of Kevin F. F. Quigley

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends from near and far gathered on September 13, 2015, for the inauguration of Kevin Quigley as Marlboro College’s ninth president. See below for transcripts, video, and photo gallery. The ceremony capped a weekend of events honoring Kevin's inauguration, shaped by themes of international and community service. Special guests from around the world and Marlboro College faculty shared experiences and ideas about education, leadership, and change through service. Highlights include:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Day of Connection and Service
In honor of President Kevin's life-long dedication to service, the college asked members of the community to donate time to serve, wherever we are, on this day or anytime in September. Marlboro students, faculty, staff, and alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate campuses participated in service projects in Brattleboro to kick off the inauguration celebration (see photos below)Let us know what you did (or pledge to do) and what it meant to you, send photos or video of your community service, and share your volunteer experience on social media (#marlborocollegeserves). 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Marlboro in the World: Teach-in on International Service
In celebration of Kevin Quigley’s life of service, guests heard from community and public service leaders from all levels and sectors—local, regional, and international—in two panel discussions. One titled "Reflections on the history and theory of International Service," was moderated by Seth Harter, professor of Asian studies and history, and included the following: John Lucas, executive vice president and provost, School for International Training, Brattleboro; Kavita Pulapilly, expert advisor, Peace Corps in Nepal and Ukraine; Helen Claire Sievers, executive director, WorldTeach; Joby Taylor, director, Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Robert C. Terry, journalist, consultant, and author of History of Service. The second panel, titled "Perspectives on service work and its impact," was moderated by Kate Jellema, director of the Center for New Leadership, and included Carmen Derby, executive director, United Way, Brattleboro; Travis Hellstrom, CEO and founder, Advance Humanity, and Peace Corps fellow, Mongolia; Laura and Zack Jones, Peace Corps alumni, Thailand; David Magnani, long-term Massachusetts state legislator and Peace Corps alumnus, Sierra Leone and Kenya; and Meg Mott, Marlboro College professor of politics and former court advocate.

Performance: Senegalese Dancing and Drumming
Senagalese artist Elhadji Mamadou “Pape” Ba and colleagues presented an electrifying performance for guests, highlighting the international engagement of Marlboro community members and stimulating interest in a planned class trip to Senegal next spring, sponsored by faculty members Kristin Horrigan (dance) and Jean O'Hara (theater).

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Inauguration Ceremony 


Keynote Remarks:

Inaugural Address


Full video of ceremony

Photo gallery 

About President Kevin

An internationally recognized leader and educator, Kevin Quigley takes Marlboro’s helm following service with the Peace Corps as a volunteer and country director in Thailand and as president and CEO of their global alumni organization. Quigley has a deep appreciation for academia, with degrees from Swarthmore College, National University of Ireland, Columbia University, and Georgetown University. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at 12 liberal arts colleges, and a faculty-practitioner teaching about international studies and management. He brought his experience in international development to bear as director of public policy at the Pew Charitable Trusts, resulting in the publication of his book, For Democracy’s Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe. He also served in leadership roles at the Asia Society and as legislative director to U.S. Senator John Heinz, focusing on international financial and educational issues. Kevin Quigley brings a remarkable wealth of experience and expertise that stands to make a difference in strengthening connections between Marlboro College and the world, and in building upon its legacy of community service.

A Fresh Outlook

Read President Kevin's letter to constituents in the summer issue of The Marlboro Record.

Day of Connection and Service