Viterbo University officially inaugurates new president Rick Trietley

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — It’s a new beginning for Viterbo University.

Rick Trietley was officially inaugurated after a full day of ceremonial events, which included a procession and a ceremony at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center.

Viterbo faculty–and the Viterbo choir–helped swear in the new president.

Trietley’s got a lot on his plate, but after just a few moments in his new position, he’s already got plans for the university.

“We have to continually think outside of the box and think creatively and follow our strategic plan and I think if we do, we’re gonna continue to move the needle and make Viterbo a better university,” said Trietley.

The new president isn’t a complete newbie to the position.

He started as interim president in the summer of 2021.