2004-2005

Inaugural Address

Here and Now

The Inaugural Address of Dennis D. Berkey
President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
May 20, 2005

Chairman Marshall, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, students, staff, alumni, other members of the WPI family, and distinguished guests:

I am deeply honored to be appointed the fifteenth president of this great university. I accept these exciting, if somewhat daunting, responsibilities with humility and with great enthusiasm, both for what WPI is and has been under the nurturing of my fourteen predecessors, and for what it can become with the help of all of you. I thank you most sincerely for this opportunity and for your warm greetings. Read more...

View Inaugural ceremony videos:

The following video segments capture three key portions of the inaugural ceremony. Clicking on the links will launch the video clips.

Keynote Address, The Honorable Senator Edward M. Kennedy:

Keynote Address, The Honorable Senator Edward M. Kennedy


 

The Installation of Dr. Berkey, 15th President of WPI

The Installation of Dr. Berkey, 15th President of WPI


 

Awarding of the WPI Presidential Medals

Awarding of the WPI Presidential Medals


 

Dr. Berkey's Inaugural Address

Dr. Berkey's Inaugural Address


 

May 20, 2005