Susan Herbst will be formally installed as the 15th president of the at a ceremony Friday at 3 p.m. at the .
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Samuel Tracy, president of UConn's Undergraduate Student Government, William Hitchcock, a professor of history at the University of Virginia, and Herbst’s brother, Jeffrey, the president of Colgate University, will be among those in attendance.
, has succeeded former UConn President Michael J. Hogan, who stepped down on June 30, 2010 to accept the presidency at the University of Illinois.
This is the first time in the school's history that a woman has been chosen to lead the University.
During her three-year tenure in Georgia, Herbst has overseen a system that includes 35 associate and baccalaureate institutions, 311,000 students and 10,000 faculty members with a budget in excess of $6 billion.
Herbst's annual salary is $500,000, of which the UConn Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that raises money for the university, will pay $145,000, according to UConn officials. Herbst, her husband and their two children live in the president's home on campus in an area known as Oak Hill.
Seating at the ceremony is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2 p.m. Can't make it? Click here to catch the inauguration event as its streamed live through UConn’s Web site.