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Inauguration Investiture

The Inauguration of Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH

Honoring Our Past... Claiming Our Future

Thank you, Spelman Community!

President GayleDear Spelman Community,

A week ago today, the Spelman College Community came together to begin four days of inspiring and uplifting inauguration events, which marked the official start of our journey together at Spelman. It is an honor to be endowed with the responsibility of leading the College as the 11th president and charting the course for the next chapter in Spelman’s history. Thank you to the Spelman Board of Trustees for putting your faith in me; my trailblazing predecessors for paving the way; faculty, staff, students, and alumnae; my family; distinguished guests; friends; supporters – and all who attended, whether in-person or online. I felt the warmth of your presence! I am also grateful to the faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to plan the inauguration events.

As we move forward together with planning for and navigating the future,... [ continue ]

The Investiture Ceremony

Read/download the Inaugural Address.


Event Photo Galleries and Programs


April 27 | Academic Symposium


April 28 | Investiture Ceremony


April 30 | Interfaith Service