Presidential Inauguration

“We at Chaminade University aspire to be the excellent, relevant university, the innovative university and the university that contributes to the betterment of society”
– Dr. Lynn M. Babington

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Chaminade University officially installed Dr. Lynn M. Babington as its tenth president. The inauguration events included an academic installation, mass and pa`ina (Hawaiian feast).

In her inaugural address, Dr. Babington reflected on the university’s great history, and staying true to our Catholic Marianist values and mission, her vision is to pursue solutions where education isn’t just about learning, but about social justice, building a community and preparing tomorrow’s leaders to create a more just and peaceful society. Dr. Babington aims to propel Chaminade University forward and position it as a leader in Hawaii and beyond.

Inaugural Mass and Installation Ceremony Video

Ceremony and Event Information
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inaugural Mass and Academic Installation
9am – 11am
Mamiya Theatre, Chaminade University/St. Louis School

Campus Celebration – Pa`ina
11 am – 1pm
Chaminade Plaza, fronting Sullivan Family Library

Special Inauguratal Reception
6 pm – 8 pm
Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI

About President Babington

Lynn M. Babington became the tenth president of Chaminade University on August 1, 2017. She is the university’s second lay president. Before joining Chaminade, Dr. Babington served as interim president of Fairfield University in Connecticut. Her leadership roles at Fairfield also include serving as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. She holds a doctorate and master’s in nursing.

Learn More about Dr. Lynn M. Babington

Presidential Inauguration Highlights