Presidential Inauguration

Schedule of Events


President Adreain Henry, OD, will be formally installed as the fourth President of Mercy College of Health Sciences on April 14, 2023, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Check this page often for updated information on the ceremony and events! 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

  • 12 pm: Campus Mass 
    • WHERE: Mercy College of Health Sciences - Brennan Hall Chapel (928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
    • WHAT: Join us for our weekly celebration of Mass as a campus community in the Brennan Hall Chapel 
  • 12:30 pm: Prayer Walk
    • WHERE: Mercy College of Health Sciences - Sullivan Center Lobby (928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
    • WHAT: People of all faith backgrounds are invited to join us during our prayer walk around Mercy College's campus 
  • 4 pm: Alumni Reception
    • WHERE: Mercy College of Health Sciences - Sullivan Center Lobby (928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
    • WHAT: Mercy College alumni are invited to return to campus for a light hors d'oeuvres reception in celebration of the new president's inauguration. Campus tours will also be available prior to the reception at 3 p.m., with remarks from the new president at 5 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2023

  • 9 am: Inauguration Mass
  • 10 am: VIP Guest Reception* 
    • WHAT: Meet with Dr. Henry and other inauguration guests following the conclusion of Mass. Please see your invitation for additional details.
      *By invitation only
  • 11 am: VIP Guest Luncheon* 
    • WHAT: Join Dr. Henry for a private luncheon in celebration of his inauguration. Please see your invitation for additional details.
    • WHO: Featured speakers at the VIP Guest Luncheon will include Ricardo Romo, PhD; Kendra Boggess, PhD; Joe Fisher, MBA; and Maria Ferrier, EdD
      *By invitation only
  • 2 pm: Installation Ceremony
    • WHERE: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center - Ballroom A (833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
    • WHAT: Join us for the formal installment of Dr. Adreain Henry as the fourth president of Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • 4 pm: Dessert Reception
    • WHERE: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center - Foyer (833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
    • WHAT: Following the ceremony, please join us in the Convention Center foyer for a dessert reception 
  • 6:30 pm: Reception & Private Dinner*
    • WHAT: After the conclusion of the day's events, please join Dr. Henry for a final Inauguration Dinner. Please see your invitation for additional details.
    • WHO: Featured speakers at the President's Reception and Private Dinner will include Odell McGhee, Robert Asante, Ricky Norwood, and Shannon Cofield
      *By invitation only

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