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On October 9, 2015 Dr. Seamus Carey was installed as the 26th president of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.

"Many of the elite liberal arts schools have isolated campuses where students can become insulated. Given that Transylvania is a liberal arts school with high academic standards in a thriving city made the position very appealing to me."

-- Seamus Carey, President

Dr. Carey has brought a sense of renewal to Transylvania since arriving in 2014. Through building projects, diversity initiatives and an innovative new mentoring program, he is spearheading a dynamic campus transformation rooted in a firm liberal arts foundation.


Listen to this speech by President Carey's mentor and former professor Michael McCarthy, who taught at Vassar College.

President Seamus Carey's Inaugural Address was titled "The Door, the Light and the Liberal Arts." Listen to it here.

Read the speech

Highlights Video

Watch a short video with highlights of the Inauguration

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Lexington Herald-Leader Article

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