Office of the President

Inauguration 2021

Dare to Lead. The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. nave. 20th President of Alcorn State University. Friday, April 16, 2021  •  12 PM. Oakland Memorial Chapel.

Dr. Felecia M. Nave, a 1996 Alcorn State University alum, will be inaugurated as her alma mater’s 20th president, and first female president in the university’s history, on Friday, April 16, 2021. The investiture of Dr. Nave marks a pivotal point in Alcorn’s 150-year history. This event is both a celebration of Alcorn’s first female president and an opportunity to honor and salute trailblazers within the Alcorn community who have made impacts within their respective fields.

Dr. Nave is the second generation Alcornite. She is personally and professionally invested in Alcorn’s mission to develop well-rounded future leaders of high character who can be successful in the global marketplace. Her 18-plus years in higher education, woven with her commitment to Alcorn, allow her to strengthen current programs, establish new programs and initiatives while moving the university forward and elevating its profile.

The Inauguration, which was originally scheduled for April 6, 2020, and associated events will have limited capacity, in alignment with COVID-19 recommendations. Events celebrating this momentous occasion will be held on all three Alcorn State University campuses and live-streamed. Within the theme “Dare to Lead,” the Inauguration will focus on the fulfillment of ambitious dreams. As a leader who truly represents her students, Dr. Nave’s story is one of tangible inspiration.


Inaugural Kickoff Celebration and Vicksburg Celebration

April 15


Natchez Celebration

April 16FRIDAY

Investiture and Community Reception

April 17


Inauguration Scholarship Gala