Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl Portrait
Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl Portrait (Carlos Puma)
REDLANDS - Ralph W. Kuncl will be inaugurated as the 11th president of University of Redlands on Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at the Memorial Chapel of the Redlands campus at 2:30 p.m., and will be followed by a reception at Orton Center. The public is invited to attend both events.

On June 2, Kuncl was selected president and officially joined the institution in August. He came to Redlands from the University of Rochester where he served as provost and executive vice president, and as a professor of neurology and of brain and cognitive sciences.

Kuncl earned his A.B. from Occidental College, magna cum laude with election to Phi Beta Kappa; his Ph.D. in experimental pathology at the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences; and his M.

If you go

What: Inauguration ceremony for the 11th president of University of Redlands, Ralph W. Kuncl

When: 2:30p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Chapel doors will open for the public at 1:45p.m. Inauguration reception immediately to follow at Orton Center

Where: Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands, 200 E. Colton Ave.

D. at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.

Inaugural reflections will be read by Arthur Svenson, David Boies professor of government at University of Redlands; Sona Karentz Andrews, provost at Portland State University; Thomas Jackson, president emeritus at University of Rochester; and Marlene Ross, former senior adviser for the American Council on Education. Special guests expected to be in attendance include 37 delegates from other universities and colleges from around the country.

The music will include compositions from Bach, Strauss, and Vivaldiand will be performed by more than 80 singers and musicians from the School of Music at the University of Redlands. Professor Anthony Suter composed the anthem "Fanfare for Number Eleven," which will be performed by the University Brass Ensemble. Passionate about music himself, Kuncl has more than 20 years' experience as a vocal performer in the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and other ensemble groups.

For more information on the presidential inauguration visit www.redlands.edu/inauguration.

Source: University of Redlands