FAMU sets Robinson’s inauguration date
Special to the Outlook
FAMU will inaugurate Larry Robinson as its 12th president in the University’s storied 130-year history.
The theme for the three-day event is “Together We Rise,” which pays homage to Robinson and his commitment to collaboration, community and consensus building. It also highlights the “FAMU Rising” campaign started by Robinson and his leadership team to raise millions to enhance student success.
Robinson was named the president of FAMU by the FAMU Board of Trustees last November.
“Dr. Robinson is known around campus and across the nation for his dedication to our students and to the forward movement of our community,” said Linda Barge-Miles, Robinson’s chief of staff and co-chair of the inauguration committee. ”We thought it was important to infuse this perspective into all of the scheduled events, as we celebrate the beginning of a new era at FAMU.”
“We invite FAMU alumni, students, employees, our community and education partners, and the greater community to join us in this special celebration of not only a great leader, but more importantly the university’s commitment to promoting and supporting student success,” said Valencia Matthews, dean of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and co-chair of the inauguration committee.
Thursday, Nov. 8
12 p.m. — Gathering of the FAMU Industry Cluster (FAMU Grand Ballroom)
3 p.m.. — Inaugural Research Symposium (FAMU Florida Blue Auditorium)
6 p.m. — The First Lady’s Soiree (Meek-Eaton Black Archives)
Friday, Nov. 9
10:10 a.m. — Installation Ceremony (Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gym)
12:30 p.m. — Inaugural Reception (Gaither Gymnasium)
8 p.m. — Inaugural Scholarship Gala (Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gym)
Saturday, Nov. 10
12 p.m. — Special Marker Unveiling: A Tribute to Alumnus Lt. James R. Polkinghorne, Jr. (FAMU Village)