University of Vermont

Installation of 26th President - E. Thomas Sullivan

Installation Speakers

Walter MondaleThe Honorable Walter F. Mondale,
42nd Vice President of the United States of America
Walter F. Mondale has a record of public service that includes Vice President of the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, U.S. Senator, and Attorney General for the State of Minnesota.  He was also the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 1984.  He is currently Senior Counsel with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, headquartered in Minneapolis with 20 offices worldwide.

Walter Frederick (“Fritz”) Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota on January 5, 1928, the son of Theodore Sigvaard Mondale and Claribel Cowan Mondale. He spent his boyhood in the small towns of southern Minnesota, where he attended public schools. [Learn more]

BruininksRobert H. Bruininks, Professor and President Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Dr. Robert H. Bruininks is president emeritus of the University of Minnesota and Elmer L. Andersen President Emeritus Chair in educational and civic leadership at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Education and Human Development.

As a faculty member and administrator, Bruininks worked to advance excellence in the academic mission and public responsibilities of the University. As president, he and his leadership team undertook a transformative strategic positioning effort to raise the University’s academic quality, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources. [Learn more]


HamplPatricia Hampl, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota
Patricia Hampl is the author, most recently, of The Florist’s Daughter and Blue Arabesque, both winners of numerous year-end “best” awards, including the New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year.”  She first won recognition for A Romantic Education, her memoir about her Czech heritage, awarded a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. This book and subsequent works established her as an influential figure in the rise of autobiographical writing in the past 25 years.

Ms. Hampl’s other work includes two collections of poetry, as well as Spillville, a meditation on Antonin Dvorak’s 1893 summer in Iowa, and Virgin Time, about her Catholic upbringing and an inquiry into contemplative life. [Learn more]

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