This project began to celebrate Valparaiso University's 75 years as a Lutheran university. Below are the inaugural addresses of the seven individuals who have been its presidents since the transition in 1925.

If you are interested in learning more about Valpo's history -- Lutheran or pre-Lutheran or both -- you are cordially invited to stop by the University Archives in the Library and ask to speak to Special Collections Librarian Judy Miller, or contact the department by e-mail at

To view inaugural address, select name below: