Moore Inaugurates Eighth President

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA)Moore College of Art & Design inaugurated its eighth president, Cecelia Fitzgibbon, on September 12, 2012. About 250 board, faculty, students, staff and guests attended the inauguration ceremony at the College in Philadelphia. A reception followed the program.

Guest speakers included The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, with the introduction of Cecelia Fitzgibbon by John Fry, president of Drexel University. Frances R. Graham '66, chair of the Board of Trustees, Lynne Horoschak '66, graduate program manager for art education, Gabrielle Lavin, chair of Staff Council and Samantha Jauch '14, president of Student Government, also gave remarks. Delegates from nine colleges presided.

A reception followed the program in Wilson Gallery and the Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery.

Learn more about President Cecelia Fitzgibbon


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

Published on September 14th, 2012