The community is invited to celebrate the investiture of Dr. Gregory Postel as The University of Toledo’s 18th president 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Nitschke Auditorium.
The traditional academic ceremony commemorating the beginning of a new president’s tenure will be part of UToledo’s 2021 homecoming activities leading up to the parade and Rocket football game against Northern Illinois University.
Postel joined UToledo in an interim role last July, and the UToledo Board of Trustees appointed him UToledo’s 18th president in March.
During his first year at UToledo, Postel led the safe reopening of campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and the stabilization of finances at The University of Toledo Medical Center.
“I am proud to be part of an institution with such a rich, impactful history in our region,” Postel said. “Thank you to the community for the incredible welcome during an unprecedented year. I’m looking forward to the new academic year, all of the exciting homecoming events and working together to chart our course for the University’s future.”
The event is free and open to all UToledo students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. It will feature a procession of UToledo faculty as well as delegates from other institutions of higher education in Ohio in full academic regalia.
Postel is the former interim president and executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (UofL). Prior to joining UToledo, he served as the senior client partner representing healthcare services and higher education at Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm.
In addition to an accomplished career as an academic interventional neuroradiologist, Postel served 18 years as chair of the Department of Radiology at the UofL School of Medicine and held the positions of vice dean for clinical affairs and chair of the board at University Medical Center in Louisville. He was the founding board chair and later CEO of University of Louisville Physicians. Postel served as interim president of UofL in 2017-18 and also spent four years as its executive vice president for health affairs.
A graduate of the College of Wooster and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Postel completed a residency in radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship in neuroradiology at the Mayo Clinic Foundation.