Transition ceremony and farewell celebration set for July 14

The OLLU community is invited to a transition ceremony and farewell reception for President Diane E. Melby on July 14.

The event will begin in Sacred Heart Chapel at 1 p.m. Dr. Melby will transition presidential responsibilities to Dr. Abel Chávez, OLLU’s 10th president, during the special ceremony.

During the event, there also will be a special presentation for the transition of the Convent Building from the Congregation of Divine Providence to the care of the university.  

Following the ceremony, there will be a farewell reception in Chapel Auditorium for Dr. Melby.

Offices can close during the ceremony and reception to allow employees to attend.

The ceremony will be livestreamed on the University Ministry Facebook page at: