Dr. Baston Inauguration Image

Inauguration Highlights

The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Board of Trustees entrusted Michael A. Baston with the College’s leadership and mission during a formal ceremony April 14. Board Chair Helen Forbes Fields installed Baston as Tri-C's fifth president at the Metropolitan Campus Auditorium.

He received the presidential medallion and academic mace before an audience of students, faculty, staff, representatives from across civic and educational institutions, and his own family members.

Watch the Inauguration ceremony below. 

Inauguration Investiture Address

Photo Album

Take a look at all of the Inauguration memories, view the photo album here.

Tri-C Presidents with Mayor Bibb

Baston Bash

Tri-C wrapped up its inauguration with the "Baston Bash" celebration and a special announcement: the Tri-C Foundation’s historic Skills to Succeed Campaign surpassed its $50 million goal to support student access, equity and success. Read about what this means for Tri-C and its students here.

 View the Baston Bash photo album here

Baston Bash Photo with $50M Skills to Succeed Banner

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

As part of the events leading up to inauguration, the College, in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, hosted a panel of past Tri-C Presidents. The panelists discussed the founding of the institution, its mission and contributions to the community.  Watch the discussion here.

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