GLENVILLE STATE INAUGURAL - Dr. Robert Freeman Will Become 22nd President

Inauguration festivities for the new Glenville State College president, Dr. Robert N. Freeman, will be held today to officially mark the beginning of his presidency. The inauguration will allow the College to formally acknowledge Freeman as the new president.

The official ceremony will take place in the Fine Arts Auditorium from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. A GSC Celebration will be held in the Heflin Student Union Ballroom immediately following the inaugural ceremony.

During the festivities, Freeman will assume the responsibilities of president and accept two tokens of the GSC presidency - the presidential medallion and the mace. The presidential medallion signifies that the president accepts the mission of the College. By accepting the mace, the symbol of presidential authority, Freeman will agree to govern the College and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The inauguration ceremonies are a College tradition, marking the official beginning of each presidency. A committee is currently working to plan all of the inaugural events that will take place on the campus.

President Freeman's appointment was announced on December 3, 2003, completing a presidential search, which lasted almost a year. He officially became GSC's 22nd president on January 1, 2004. Dr. Freeman served as Interim President from July-December of 2003.

The events are free of charge to anyone who would like to attend.