At convocation on Friday, Sept. 23, Elizabeth L. Hillman was formally inaugurated as the 14th president of Mills College.
Convocation happens every year in the fall for seniors to celebrate the start of their last academic year at Mills College. This year, the ceremony took place on Holmgren Meadow. Graduating seniors sat in the front of the audience, while alumnae, current students and faculty sat in their section. Many students earn scholarships and awards for their academic achievements, and faculty receive honors and appointments.
Hillman, after receiving her presidential necklace with every president in Mills history’s name on it, explained her excitement for the upcoming changes.
“Mills will always be coming of age and so will our students,” Hillman said. “I look forward to seeing that happen.”
Other speakers included the mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, ASMC president Erin Clark, Imani Perry and Alumnae Association President Vjii Nakka-Cammauf.
*For more photos click here.