10 o’clock list: 5 Presidents Who Look Great in Robes

A robe can class up any occasion.

A robe can class up any occasion.

Orientation, matriculation, convocation and inauguration all have one thing in common: robes. These are the special occasions when the Kenyon faculty dress up like wizards and preside over the ceremony with pride and prestige. Here are five photos of Kenyon’s past and present presidents looking regal in ceremonial garb.

  1. President Rev. William Budd Bodine, D.D. (1876-1891)
Prez William "Budd" Bodine rocking the robe and the sepia tones

Prez William “Budd” Bodine rocking those sepia tones.

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2. President William Foster Peirce (1896–1937)

William "Foster" Peirce standing like Dumbledore at the front of the Great Hall

William “Foster” Peirce presiding over dinnertime in the Great Hall.

3. Gordon Keith Chalmers (1937–1956)

Gordon "Keith" Chalmers just casually robing on Middle Path

Gordon “Keith” Chalmers just casually robing on Middle Path

4. President S. Georgia Nugent (2003-2013)

President S. "Georgia" Nugent wearing her inauguration robe, if she were also a member of the Nuggets

President S. “Georgia” Nugent wearing her inauguration robe, if she were also a member of the Nuggets

5. President Sean M. Decatur (2013-Present)

You have to use your imagination on this one, but what a nice robe, right?

You have to use your imagination on this one, but what a nice robe, right?

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