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Investiture Ceremony

The BAC celebrated the Investiture of Glen S. LeRoy as Seventh President of the College on October 9, 2015

"The BAC stands for excellence and relevance, and the relationship between practice and education is in our DNA. The architects of Boston came together to found the BAC and have been employers, teachers, and advocates for students and excellence in design education ever since. We want Glen and the whole BAC community to know that Boston's design practice is committed to a successful future together."

Carole Wedge, B.Arch '90, president of Shepley Bulfinch, welcomes Glen LeRoy to the BAC community

The Ceremony

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Boston Architectural College celebrated new leadership with the official Presidential Investiture of Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, on Friday, October 9, 2015. More than 200 guests came together as a community at The Harvard Club of Boston to celebrate the BAC's next chapter, which will be led by LeRoy as the College's seventh president.

Delegates representing higher education and professional associations marched in the investiture procession, joined by members of the BAC's internal community, including student representatives, deans, vice presidents, and members of the Board of Trustees. Delegates from the higher education community included esteemed presidents and leaders of universities and colleges in Boston and beyond. Among those representing the professional associations marched president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Elizabeth Chu Richter, who also provided a greeting.

Dana Rowan, chair of the BAC's Board of Trustees, led the historic ceremony, which was started off with a welcome from Massachusetts State Representative Jay Livingstone. Guests included Boston city councilors; fellow higher education and design field leaders; and family, friends, and colleagues of LeRoy from across the country.

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"I believe in the BAC, its mission, its people, and its commitment to Boston and the broader region. The Boston Architectural College is the right school at the right time, in the right city to enhance, and perhaps reinvent, practice-based design education in the 21st Century. I ask that you join us in this worthy endeavor."

Excerpt from President Glen S. LeRoy's Presidential Response. Watch the full speech below.




Glen LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, is the seventh president of The Boston Architectural College. He comes to the BAC from the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), where he served as dean for 10 years. Previously, LeRoy was a principal at the architectural and design firm Gould Evans Associates, where he worked for 15 years.

At LTU, LeRoy was involved with student recruitment, enrollment, and retention-critical needs for the success of tuition-based colleges. He played a key role in recruiting and retaining students in a competitive environment and with a challenging economy, making great strides in both areas.

LeRoy has supported programs that support a diverse student body. These include attentive student services, active student organizations, competitive athletics, improvements to physical facilities, a stronger and more accountable advising system, academic assistance and tutoring, a professional mentoring network, a laptop computer program, online education, national and international outreach, and a college-based student leadership council.

LeRoy holds bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Tulane University and master's degrees in architecture and city planning from University of Pennsylvania.

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"The Boston Architectural College is about pushing the boundaries of the possible. In choosing Glen LeRoy as your President, you have found a proven leader. You have chosen a leader who understands that the academy and the design professions must work together to seek out the diversity of young talent, to nurture it, and then mentor it. This is not a job; it's a mission. Glen understands this. Knowing Glen, I have no doubt he embraces it. I am thrilled for the College. What a future you have in front of you! What wonderful outcomes you will achieve! Nothing is out of reach. Everything is possible."

Elizabeth Chu Richter, 2015 AIA President