Dr. Michael Baston

Road to Inauguration: Schedule of Events

April 6 — 6-8 p.m.

(RE)IMAGINING Student Showcase and Awards Ceremony
A Common Read Event

The (re)imaginings contest is a co-curricular event associated with the Common Reading Program where students translate the themes in the book (this year, Crying in H-Mart) through a medium of their choice (photography, a speech, art, poster, dance, etc.) A panel of faculty judges selects 15 finalists. Campus Presidents and a panel of community judges and guests award The Presidents' Best in Show and People's Choice awards at the reception. This free event is for Tri-C faculty, staff and alumni.

For more info on (re)imaginings visit the Tri-C Common Reading website.

RSVP here.

Location: Hospitality Management Center

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April 11 — 1-2 p.m.

The Next 60 Years

Join us for lunch and conversation hosted by your student government and campus president, and share how Tri-C has touched your life, what the involvement of a College alumnus looks like, and how you want to use your Tri-C experience to contribute to your community.

Eastern Campus: ESS President's Plaza
Metropolitan Campus: MCC 201
Western Campus: G4A-B
Westshore Campus: SLT Commons

April 11 — 2-3 p.m.

Envision Your Future Through the Eyes of Tri-C Alumni
Tri-C Alumni Spotlight

A panel of alumni from careers featured in Crying in H Mart, the current Common Reading Program book, will share their Tri-C and career stories with current students and engage in a moderated discussion, answering questions from the audience. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Eastern Campus Auditorium.

RSVP here by April 7

Location: Eastern Campus Auditorium- ESS 2410

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April 12 — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WRAAA Grocery Giveaway

Community Service Event

Tri-C is partnering with the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) and other partners to serve as the distribution site for the WRAAA’s Great Grocery Giveaway. The Great Grocery Giveaway will benefit Cuyahoga County senior residents ages 60 and older. Boxes of groceries and personal care items will be distributed at this event. The WRAAA will help area seniors register. 

Contact Claire Rosacco for more information on how to volunteer. 

Location: Western Campus Theatre - Box pick up can be made by using the roundabout in front of the theater.


April 12 — 4-6 p.m.
A Celebration of Tri-C Faculty: Past, Present and Future

Please join JFSC and AAUP for a Faculty Reception to celebrate the past, present and future with your faculty colleagues and Dr. Baston. The event will include heavy appetizers, desserts and beverages. Music and entertainment provided by the band 4 to GO with special guest Toni Pickens.

RSVP here. 

Location: Eastern Campus, Mandel Humanities Center Lobby

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April 13    

Terminal Tower Lighting

Be on the lookout, as Cleveland's iconic Terminal Tower will light up teal on the eve of Dr. Baston's inauguration. 


April 13 — 6-7 p.m.    

Celebrating Legacy - Building Momentum: A Discussion With Tri-C's Past Presidents

The College, in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, is hosting a panel of past Tri-C presidents  — David Chapman (representing his father Charles E. Chapman); Nolan Ellison; Jerry Sue Thornton; and Alex B. Johnson — moderated by the College’s current president, Michael A. Baston. The panelists will discuss the founding of the institution, its mission and contributions to the community. 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Location: Cleveland Public Library Louis Stokes Wing

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April 14 — 11 a.m.        

The Inauguration of Michael A. Baston, J.D., Ed.D, as the Fifth President of Cuyahoga Community College

Location:  Metropolitan Campus Auditorium

Student service areas and other departments will be closed 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit Tri-C 24/7 or call 216-987-6000 for assistance during this time. All classes and prearranged appointments will take place as scheduled.

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April 14 — 7-10 p.m.

Baston Bash
An Inauguration Celebration

Dinner stations, cocktails and entertainment. This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets, visit Baston Bash. 

Location: First Energy Stadium