Inaugurate | Congratulate | Celebrate
The event was unlike any other Bay Path inauguration, taking place many months after President Doran began her tenure at the University in July of 2020. Delayed by the global pandemic, it was all the more special as the Bay Path community, friends and family were finally able to gather to be part of this memorable moment in time.
President Doran’s official inauguration took place in Springfield Symphony Hall, only a block away from the corner of State and Dwight streets, where Bay Path Institute first opened its doors to students. The historical significance was incredibly profound, as in 2022, Bay Path University celebrates its 125th anniversary.
“At Bay Path, every learner’s dreams of a better career, a richer life and a brighter future will be realized. This is our shared vision. As president of Bay Path, I promise you my unwavering commitment and tireless effort in fulfillment of this vision. Acting on this vision is our responsibility and our joy. Let us move forward together with the courage to do what is right, even when it is not easy; with faith in ourselves, each other and our future; and with unbridled hope and joy for ourselves, our communities and our students.”
As the inauguration acknowledged the past and traditions, it was also a testament to the enduring legacy of Bay Path, while looking to the future under President Doran. Our University motto captured the spirit of the day: Carpe Diem. And in the words of President Doran: “Carpe Futurum.”
Visit www.baypath.edu/inauguration to watch the complete inauguration, highlights, view the photo gallery of the day and more.