THE PRESIDENTIAL INVESTITURE of TONJUA WILLIAMS, Ph.D.
SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
Friday, April 6, 2018
The Palladium at St. Petersburg College
253 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY
An Investiture is a traditional ceremony that marks the transference of authority in a high office. The ceremony holds a historical
purpose, as it ushers in a new era at St. Petersburg College by welcoming our new President, Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., to the helm of
the college. It is also an opportunity for the community and the college to celebrate together. The ceremony includes an academic
procession of St. Petersburg College faculty and staff, with marchers wearing their academic regalia. The ceremony also includes musical performances by SPC students and remarks from honored guests.
Karen Kaufman White, Chair
Deveron M. Gibbons
Ann T. Taylor
St. Petersburg College
Jesse Coraggio, Ph.D.
Patrick Rinard, Ph.D.
Ann T. Taylor
Shannon Ulrich, Ph.D.
BayCare Healthcare System
The Brett Family
Catering by Lundy’s
CBIZ, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Katie and Clint Cole
Creative Contractors Inc.
Directed Capital Resources
Duke Energy Florida
EMPAD Architecture + Design
The Farley Family
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Harvard Jolly Architecture
Howard P. Ross, B. C. S., Esq. Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
Peninsular Mechanical Contractors Scott and Laurel Macdonald Republic Bank
Dr. Fadi Saba
Spoor Bunch Franz
Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management Inc.
St. Petersburg Museum of History Suskey Consulting
Swim Digital Group
Tampa Bay POS Systems, Inc. Tampa Bay Rays
Tour de Pizza
No College funds were used for the Investiture or for any associated events or activities.