WORCESTER – Assumption University inaugurated its 17th president, Dr. Greg Weiner, on Thursday, with a ceremony that included a procession of faculty, trustees, and representatives from colleges and universities from across the region.
Weiner is a political scientist, writer, and speaker who has been published by the New York Times and Washington Post. He’s authored four books on political thought and served as communications director and policy advisor to several U.S. Senators in Washington D.C.. He also founded Content Communications, a speech writing firm based in Washington. Weiner’s scholarship focuses on political through at the founding of America.
Wener has a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University. He joined Assumption in 2011 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University and was appointed the University’s provost and vice president of academic affairs in 2019. He also served six months as interim president of Assumption.
“There are two reasons for confidence in Assumption University,” Dr. Weiner remarked during his inaugural address. “One is what is changing. The second is what never will. Assumption seeks the formation of students for lives of meaning, purpose, and impact—including meaningful and rewarding work. We prepare students for their first jobs and their second, third and fourth careers. But we do much more. We build every program of study on the sturdy foundation of the Catholic tradition of inquiry, a tradition that, at its best, speaks universally, to people of all backgrounds and faiths. And because we situate technical information in the context of enduring ideas, an Assumption education remains relevant through a lifetime of change.”
Worcester Diocese Bishop Robert McManus, Rabbi Aviva Fellman of Congregation Beth Israel, and Worcester Mayor Joe Petty were among the invited guests who attended the event.
A recording of the event is available on the Assumption University website.