Among the group of runners participating in a 5K race April 2 in the first day of celebratory events leading up to the president’s installation were family members of University President Eric F. Spina.
Spina will be installed as the University’s 19th president on April 4. Student-led activities and scheduled speakers are planned April 2-5 to commemorate the historic event.
Reflecting on the weekend’s events from the sidelines of the race, Spina said: “We’ve been waiting for this for a long time and I’m looking forward to seeing people at the various events. The inaugural committee worked hard to try to make this a celebration of UD rather than just a celebration of me.”
On the history of the University, Spina said we should all take this chance to “pause and recognize how extraordinary it is.”
The run was sponsored by UD’s Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a service fraternity on campus, which planned the 5K run to celebrate the inauguration.