Northeastern Illinois University will officially celebrate the arrival of Gloria J. Gibson as the institution’s seventh president with an Inauguration Ceremony on the Main Campus on Sept. 13, 2018.
The event will be attended by special guests and dignitaries from the higher education and political spheres as well as students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Inauguration Ceremony will take place outdoors on the University Commons in front of Ronald Williams Library. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside to the University Auditorium.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago
PARKING: Free parking will be available in all parking lots.
PHOTO/VIDEO: For news media that cannot attend, photos and video
will be made available upon request.
Dr. Gloria J. Gibson was appointed president by Northeastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees on March 15, 2018. Her three-year term began on June 1, 2018. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Gibson served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Morgan State University. Gibson is a native of East St. Louis, Ill. She earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in music education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She then earned a Ph.D. in Folklore with a concentration in ethnomusicology from Indiana University at Bloomington. Gibson has two adult sons, Antonio and Kristopher, and close relatives living in the Metro-East Illinois area.
Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. The University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It has additional locations in the metropolitan area, including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, Center for College Access and Success, and the University Center of Lake County.
(NEIU press release)