Photos of Fisk Presidential Inauguration and Gala Fisk Presidential inauguration Weekend
Photos by Ronald Pollard Photography
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Investiture ceremony, Fisk Memorial Chapel
- Fisk University’s Flag Bearers Color Guard lead formal procession into the investiture ceremony of the Sixteenth President, Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.
- Immediately following his official installation, Dr. Rome raises the Fisk University staff. (l-r) Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, senior pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Rodney Hanley, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
- Sixteenth President Dr. Rome receives his official medallion from Stacey Garrett-Koju, university legal counsel, Bone McAllester Norton. Chief University Marshal Dr. Reavis Mitchell Jr. looks on.
- Following his official installation, Dr. Kevin D. Rome Sr. addresses Fisk University students, alumni, family, friends and the community-at-large.
- Members of The Royal Court 2017 – 2018 look on during the president’s remarks following his official installation.
Friday, April 6, 2018
The President’s Scholarship Gala
Music City Center, Karl F. Dean Ballroom
Actress, Author and Activist Victoria Rowell served as the evening’s mistress of ceremonies, introducing speakers, special guests and musical selections from the renown Fisk Jubilee Singers and The Fisk University Choir.
Fisk’s First Lady, Stefanie Rome, thrilled more than 600 gala attendees with her rendition of Anita Baker’s Angel, dedicated to her husband, Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.
Dr. Rome, Mrs. Stefanie Rome and children Kevin Jr. and Kendel presented a family gift in the amount of $50,000 to Fisk University. Dr. Jens Frederiksen, vice president of institutional advancement and strategic development was on hand to accept the gift on behalf of the institution.
Fisk University to inaugurate Kevin D. Rome during Spring Arts Festival Week