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Celebrating Dr. Ayers' Tenure

In February 2014, President Edward Ayers announced that he would step down, effective June 30, 2015. In his final weeks as president, faculty, staff, and students celebrate his accomplishments and legacy at the University.

Student Salute

A student-produced tribute to Dr. Ayers on his presidential legacy at the University of Richmond.

Faculty and Staff Celebrate Dr. Ayers

Faculty, staff, and students celebrated President Ayers’ legacy and eight years at the University during an afternoon reception on Westhampton Green. Ayers gave the final speech, concluding with his pride and gratitude at being a Spider.

2015 Commencement Address

Dr. Ayers was invited to be the speaker for this year’s Commencement, his last as President of the University of Richmond.