Spelman College to Inaugurate Dr. Helene D. Gayle as 11th President on April 28, 2023

by savoystaff

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.

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