NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony

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Gloria J. Gibson's presidential inauguration. Photos by Rebecca Denhem.

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

NEIU’s University Commons was packed with a crowd of more than 600 people for Gloria J. Gibson’s Presidential Inauguration on Sept. 13.

Online tickets for the ceremony were sold out, but people were welcomed to still attend the event.

During the ceremony, Gibson said, “I pledge to you to do everything that I can to create impactful pathways to the brightest future possible for Northeastern and for our students.”

Former NEIU Presidents Sharon Hahs and Salme Steinberg gave Gibson the presidential medallion and Acting Provost Wamucci Njogu gave Gibson the ceremonial orb.

Leading up to Gibson’s inauguration, there were events throughout the week such as “Jazzy Monday,” “Zumba with the President,” “Selfies with the President” and “Pancakes with the President.”

Gibson took office on June 1, making her the 1st African-American female president.