2014 : Wayne’s State’s 12th President Inaugerated

April 4, 2023 all-day

Photo by Chris Ehrmann/Crain’s Detroit Business Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson chats during a Detroit Homecoming 2016 reception on Wednesday, the first day of the third annual event, which kicked off at the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center site in downtown Detroit.M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University’s 12th president, will be inaugurated during a celebration April 3-4.

Several events — including a concert, student research poster session and faculty research symposium — will precede the inauguration ceremony, to be held at 3 p.m. April 4. The event is open to the public but a limited number of tickets are available.

The formal inauguration ceremony will be held in Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium and will include an academic procession, formal installation and presidential address. Keynote remarks will be made by Ohio State University’s incoming president, Michael Drake, who is the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

Like Wilson, Drake is a medical doctor specializing in ophthalmology. He will be Ohio State’s first African-American president.

The WSU Board of Governors unanimously elected Wilson as the university’s president on June 5, 2013.

For the full article, see “Wayne State to inaugurate Wilson as president April 4”, Detroit News, March 19, 2014.

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