Dr. Robin Cummings was officially installed as the sixth chancellor of UNCP on Friday April 8, in a two-hour ceremony in Givens Performing Arts Center. Faculty marched from the Jones Center in full academic regalia, joining staff and students for a series of speeches and musical performances that included singing of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and “Amazing Grace.”
With local politicians and dignitaries from other colleges in attendance, Dr. Cummings was presented by UNC system president Margaret Spellings, although Governor McCrory did not show up as planned. The Cummings family joined the Chancellor on stage for the swearing-in. A video message from friends and previous employers preceded the chancellor’s own remarks. A public reception was held afterwards in the main gym.