Sunday, February 2, 1969
The inauguration of Dr. Allyn Robinson as the first president of Dowling College was held at Connetquot High School.
The first address was given by Arthur J. Goldberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Supreme Court Justice of the United States. This was followed by the inaugural address by Robinson. In addition, the College celebrated the awarding of their charter from the New York State Board of Regents.
The official program listed the numerous delegates sent from other institutions to the event.
Afterwards, an inaugural dinner was held at the Gateway South Restaurant in Bay Shore, New York.