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Dr. Frank S. Falcone Inauguration Brochure (November 1985)

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Dr. Frank S. Falcone Inauguration Brochure (November 1985)
This twenty-four page pamphlet was distributed during the inauguration of Dr. Frank S. Falcone as Springfield College’s tenth president. The ceremony was held in Blake Arena on November 9, 1985 at ten o’clock. The pamphlet describes Falcone’s experience, the history of Springfield College, the history of academic attire, and the meaning behind the presidential medallion and the college seal. It also includes a list of the events, college and university representatives, the board of trustees, the members of the Springfield College Corporation, past presidents, and the inauguration planning committee. The last page has the lyrics to “A Song for Springfield Alma mater,” composed by Frederick S. Hyde. A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Frank S. Falcone received his BS in history from the University of Wisconsin (1963), his MA in history from the University of Denver (1965), and his Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Massachusetts (1973). Falcone joined the faculty of Ithaca College in 1969 as an assistant professor of history. In 1975, he was appointed assistant to the president. The following year, he was named provost and assumed the duties of chief academic officer. In 1980, Falcone was named vice president and dean of Pace University’s College of White Plains. Within two years, he rose to the position of executive vice president. During this time, he attended Harvard University’s Institute of Educational Management and continued to teach history at both Ithaca and Pace. Falcone joined Springfield College in 1985. In April 1991, students followed the lead of faculty and approved a vote of no confidence, 16 to 2 with one abstention. On January 8, 1992, he resigned. In 1993, he became president of Carroll University, where he remained for thirteen years.
Springfield College
November 9, 1985
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Office of the President Records
Springfield College
Springfield College--Presidents
Falcone, Frank S.
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
24 Pages
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