On October 14, 2010, Dr. George E. Ross’s leadership was celebrated and formally recognized at the Investiture ceremony on Central Michigan University’s Mount Pleasant campus.
Dr. Ross began his tenure as University president March 1, 2010. But the Investiture ceremony, which is a long-established tradition among university presidents, serves as a formal induction for the 14th University president.
In recognition of this change in leadership and to mark this important transition, the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees installed Dr. Ross at the Investiture ceremony and presented him with the University's medallion.
The Medallion of Office
The chain of the medallion contains seven links representing the seven academic colleges within the University.
The medallion bears the presidential seal on the anterior face and an inscription commemorating Dr. Ross’ presidency on the reverse. The seal on the medallion is analogous to the university seal; however, it is distinguished by the word “President” across the bottom.
This distinction signifies that the seal only can be worn by the president of the University.