Spelman College will formally confer Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH, as its 11th president during an investiture ceremony on Friday, April 28, at the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel.
Inauguration events will begin on Thursday, April 27 and will conclude on Sunday, April 30. The line-up of events includes an academic symposium, investiture ceremony, campus celebration, day of service and an interfaith service at Spelman’s historic Sisters Chapel.
Rosalind Gates Brewer, C’84, chair of the Spelman College Board of Trustees and president and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, will preside over the investiture, followed by Dr. Gayle’s inaugural address.
Dr. Gayle began serving as the 11th president of Spelman College on July 1, 2022, following an extensive national search led by the Board of Trustees. View Dr. Gayle’s bio here. She succeeds President Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., who served as president from 2015 – 2022.
For more information visit Spelman’s inauguration page. Program details for each event will be updated by Monday, April 24.