Take a Look Back on President Andrew T. Hsu’s Historic Inauguration

This past week, the College of Charleston campus celebrated the inauguration of Andrew T. Hsu as the institution’s 23rd president. We celebrated with a street fair and an inspiring inauguration ceremony on Cistern Yard, which included an original poem titled “Forward and Back,” by Gary Jackson, assistant professor of English and poetry editor for the literary publication Crazyhorse.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration street festival.

College of Charleston students celebrated the inauguration of President Andrew T. Hsu with a street festival on George Street on Oct. 24, 2019. During the event, members of the Student Government Association presented Hsu with College of Charleston-branded pingpong paddles, a game he regularly plays with his family. (Photos by Mike Ledford)


A luncheon ahead of President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

A luncheon ahead of President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg speaks at President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

English professor Gary Jackson reads a poem during President Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.

President Andrew Hsu's inauguration.On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, Hsu officially became the 23rd president of the College of Charleston, as a crowd of more than 600 academic colleagues, elected officials, students, faculty, staff and community members looked on from the institution’s iconic Cistern Yard. (Photos by Mike Ledford and Heather Moran)