A recording of President Carter's investiture ceremony can be watched above. A printable program from President Carter's investiture ceremony is available here.
On behalf of the Board of Regents, thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual presidential investiture ceremony of Ted Carter as the eighth president of the University of Nebraska on Friday, August 14th, 2020.
We celebrated President Carter’s investiture with video greetings from students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the University’s four campuses and remarks from Governor Pete Ricketts. President Carter also shared his five-year strategy—a vision for how we’ll chart the University’s course in higher education and lead the nation in these unprecedented times.
The Presidential Investiture Planning Committee
University of Nebraska System
What is an Investiture?
An investiture is defined as the “formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of high office.” It is held during the new president’s first year in office, or at the conclusion of the first year. It is an academic ceremony which has symbolized the pursuit of knowledge since the Middle Ages. Today, universities view investitures as opportunities to welcome a new era and celebrate as a community.
The installation of a new president is a ceremony of dignity with many academic traditions and protocols. It includes an academic procession of delegates from other colleges and universities as well as the institution’s own faculty. Marchers wear the colorful academic regalia of their own institution. Interspersed with musical selections, the event includes greetings from members of the university and higher education community and government leaders.
About President Carter
On January 1, 2020, Ted Carter became the eighth president of the University of Nebraska. Carter has spent nearly 40 years leading young Americans and is passionate about the power of education.
Most recently, Carter served as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, his alma mater. In that role, he oversaw significant progress in diversity, graduation rates and other areas. Previously, Carter was president of the U.S. Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and is a naval flight officer with more than 6,300 flying hours.
Carter earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and received further education from the Naval Nuclear Power School. He and his wife, Lynda, are the parents of a son, Christopher, and daughter, Brittany.