Marquette University to install new president Friday

CREATED Sep. 23, 2011

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University is inaugurating its 23rd president.

A ceremony will be held Friday morning for the Rev. Scott Pilarz and include a processional of more than 100 college and university presidents and delegates from across the nation.

The ceremony is a culmination of a weeklong series of events for the new president, including an inaugural Mass presided over by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki.

Pilarz took over officially August 1 from the Rev. Robert Wild, who retired after 25 years.

Pilarz was previously the president of another Catholic Jesuit university, the University of Scranton.

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