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The Investiture Ceremony – 10:00 a.m. A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Auditorium

The Investiture Ceremony is one of the oldest traditions in academia. The installation of a new president is a ceremony of dignity with many academic traditions and procedures. Faculty from Northwestern State University march alongside delegations from other colleges and universities in an academic procession.

Guest Speakers

John Bel Edwards
Governor, State of Louisiana

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed
Commissioner of Higher Education | Louisiana Board of Regents

Dr. James B. Henderson
President, University of Louisiana System

The Community Reception – 12:00 p.m. Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom

Following the ceremonial Investiture of Dr. Marcus Jones, all are welcome to attend the Community Reception in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom. The Investiture Community Reception is open to the public and starts at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Directions to A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Auditorium

From the South: Take I-49 North to exit 138. Take Hwy 6 East (right) into town to the fourth traffic signal (approximately 4.3 miles) at the Main Gates of Northwestern. Turn right and the Fine Arts Auditorium is about a block on the right. From the North: Take I-49 South to exit 138. Take Hwy 6 East (left) into town to the fourth traffic signal (approximately 4.3 miles) at the Main Gates of Northwestern. Turn right and the Fine Arts Auditorium is about a block on the right.

Parking
Parking is reserved for Investiture guests in the lot around the Auditorium and across the street. Uniformed officers will be there to assist guests. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the President: 318-357-4412
Accommodations
Contact the Convention and Tourist Bureau: 1-800-259-1714