Moore College of Art & Design President Cathy YoungCathy Young

Moore College of Art & Design’s 11th President
October 19–23, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moore College of Art & Design invites you to attend the inauguration of President Cathy Young. President Young took office on June 30, 2022. All are invited to a week of programming to welcome President Young to Philadelphia and to Moore College of Art & Design.

Register for Inauguration Week events!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 19

Time: 5:30–8 pm

Location: The Galleries @ Moore; Graham Auditorium

The Visionary Woman Awards (VWA) are presented to women who have had major impacts in their fields, exemplifying excellence in the visual arts and design, arts advocacy or philanthropy. Proceeds from the annual VWA event support scholarships for undergraduate students in Moore’s Visionary Woman Honors Program. This year’s awardees include interdisciplinary artist Janet Biggs ’81 and quilter, sculptor, and painter Joyce Scott. More information and tickets can be found here.

Thursday, October 20

Time: 9:30–10:30 am

Location: The Galleries @ Moore

Staff Council invites their colleagues to enjoy a relaxed breakfast in The Galleries. Create a fun flavored beverage to go with a pastry, mingle with fellow staff and get to know President Young. Have a favorite mug? Bring it along to use and share why it’s your favorite!

Time: 11–12:30 pm

Location: Dining Hall

Student Government Association encourages all students to stop by the Dining Hall to build their own ice cream sundae during the common hour. Free for all students.

Time: 5:30–7:30 pm

Location: Graham Auditorium; The Galleries @ Moore

The Faculty Forum invites fellow faculty colleagues to hear short excerpts of work from Asuka Goto, Daniel Tucker, Rich Harrington, Chris Williams, Joe Kulka, Maya Pindyck, Heather Ujiie, Daniel Velasco, Dom Streater, Jim Johnson & Lauren Stichter. Reception to follow in The Galleries. 

Event to be livestreamed. Link forthcoming.

Friday, October 21

Time: 3–6 pm (doors at 2 pm)

Location: Graham Auditorium; The Galleries @ Moore

The Boards of Trustees and Managers formally welcomes President Young as the 11th President of Moore College of Art & Design. The ceremony is open to all Moore faculty, staff, students, and friends of the College. Reception to follow in The Galleries. 

To note: Delegates are asked to provide their own academic regalia. Robing and assembly will begin at 2 pm. The procession will begin promptly at 2:55 pm. 

Saturday, October 22

Time: 12–1 pm

Location: Wilson Lobby

Young Artist Workshop students and families are invited to mingle with President Young between the morning and afternoon YAW sessions. 

Time: 2–4 pm

Location: Fox Commons

Friends, family and the greater Moore community are invited to meet President Young and join Adult Continuing Education and Student Affairs for a free tin type workshop as a preview to upcoming “Weekend Workshop” programming.

Time: 5–7 pm

Location: The Galleries @ Moore; The Art Shop

Alumni Council invites all Moore alumni to a reception welcoming President Young and celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Art Shop. Join in a toast and enjoy a slice of cake to mark these two milestones.

Sunday, October 23

Time: 10–1 pm

Location: Various studios @ Moore

Prospective students and their families are invited to tour Moore’s campus and studios, mingle with faculty and participate in a costume contest, judged by President Young!

Donations support the Moore community through the One Moore Annual Fund unless otherwise specified. To learn more about annual giving, visit About Giving.