Save the Date - Inauguration
Kathy W. Humphrey, PhD

On March 25, 2022 the Carlow University community celebrated a 'good beginning' with the inauguration of Kathy W. Humphrey, PhD. Committed to transforming generations through innovative educational opportunities, Humphrey makes history as the University's first Black president.

President Humphrey in her regalia before the inauguration

Photo montage

Live recording

President Kathy Humphrey, PhD stands in the University Commons building next to the stairs.
Dr. Kathy Humphrey, Carlow’s 11th president, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Meet the President

Kathy Wilson Humphrey, PhD, is the 11th president of Carlow University. With more than 35 years in higher education, she is revered as an inspirational and visionary leader with a wealth of experience in planning and budgeting; community engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and board management. 

Dr. Humphrey embraces Carlow’s Mercy heritage and longstanding commitment to social justice as the key to positively impacting and transforming generations of lives. Passionate about helping more students gain access to and complete postsecondary education, she identifies with the 44 percent of PELL-eligible undergraduate students at Carlow, as she, too, was a PELL-eligible college student.

Read more about the President

“A gift at any level will make an immediate impact on our students’ lives” — Kathy Humphrey, PhD

Please consider honoring Dr. Humphrey with a gift towards her vision of excellence for Carlow University.
Give to the President’s Fund for Excellence

Platform Party

Carlow University is honored to have the following individuals present at the Inauguration of President Humphrey.

Pastor Brian Edmonds

Senior Pastor
Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh

Rich Fitzgerald head shot

Rich Fitzgerald

County Executive
Allegheny County

Ed Gainey

of Pittsburgh

Patrick Gallagher, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Sister Patricia McDermott, RSM

Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Rabbi Schmuel Weinstein

Chabad House on Campus, Pittsburgh

Most Reverend David A. Zubik, DD

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Schedule of Events

Guests are not required to wear a mask indoors but are encouraged to mask based on their preference or need. Those with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to COVID-19 should not attend.

Inauguration Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

10:15 a.m. Inaugural Mass
St. Paul Cathedral

11:30 a.m. Lunch Reception (invitation only)

1:15 p.m. Academic Procession Line-up
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

1:45 p.m. Inaugural Procession
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

2 p.m. Installation Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall

Reception immediately following Ceremony – all guests are invited to attend

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