The 10 a.m. event is open to the public.

Garrison served as provost from 1997 to 2002 and is credited with enhancing undergraduate education by growing the Honors Program, increasing the number of faculty advisers and improving the on-campus experience of students. She also drove improvements to UofL’s technology infrastructure.

Garrison served as acting president in 2002, following John W. Shumaker’s departure for the University of Tennessee. She departed in 2002 to become the president of the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

People who need to drive to campus can part in the green lot south of Eastern Parkway. A shuttle will run from there to Grawemeyer Hall.

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John Drees
John Drees is a 32-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As interim senior associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.