SF State Magazine { University Communications }

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus

Scenes from Investiture Week

A new president, a new era and a newly expanded Alumni Hall of Fame

Photos by Lisa Sze and Gino de Grandis

 

Photo of the Investiture procession. Photo by Lisa Sze.President Leslie Wong’s investiture ceremony began with a procession of University faculty, deans and distinguished guests.

 

John Gumas, chair of the San Francisco State University Foundation, alumna Leona Bridges and the Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr., alumnus and former mayor of San Francisco.Photo by Lisa Sze.John Gumas, chair of the San Francisco State University Foundation, alumna Leona Bridges and the Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr., alumnus and former mayor of San Francisco.

 

Photo of campus administrators in the Investiture procession. Photo by Lisa Sze.SF State administrators gather for the procession.

 

Photo of the Investiture procession. From left: California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, Board of Trustees Chair A. Robert Linscheid and President Leslie E. Wong. Photo by Lisa Sze.Guests included (from left to right) CSU Chancellor Timothy White and Robert Linscheid, chairman of the CSU Board of Trustees, seen here with President Wong.

 

Photo of Christa Laosantos singing. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Junior Christa Laosantos sang the natinal anthem at the investiture ceremony.

 

Photo of Knuth Hall where the campus community cathered for the Investiture of President Wong. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.The campus community and dignitaries gathered in McKenna Theatre for the Investiture of President Les Wong.

 

Photo of Les Wong receiving his Presidential Medallion. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.President Wong received the presidential medallion.

 

Photo of the musicians playing cellos and a violin. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.The Alexander String Quartet performed with the Holloway String Quartet.

 

Photo of President Wong posing with some students. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Students congradulated President Wong at a post-investiture reception.

 

Photo of President Wong and his wife, Phyllis. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.President and Mrs. Wong greeted guests at the celebration dinner.

 

Photo of Lisa Cholodenko speaking. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Award-winning director Lisa Cholodenko was inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

Photo of President Wong presenting a plaque to Bernard Bragg. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Bernard Bragg, deaf theatre artist, was inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

Photo of Judy Marcus. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Civic leader/philanthropist Judy Marcus was inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

Photo of the Gopsel Gators singing. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.The Gospel Gators performed at the celebration dinner.

 

Photo of President and Mrs. Wong and others applauding. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.President and Mrs. Wong and others applaud the Gospel Gators at the celebration dinner.

 

Photo of attendees watching the program at the Investiture celebration dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Celebration dinner attendees watch as people are inducted into the SF State Hall of Fame.

 

Photo of messages guests wrote to Al Martinez. Photo by Gino de Grandis and Lisa Sze.Guests left good-will messages for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Al Martinez, who was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in absentia.

 

To hear the newest members of the Alumni Hall of Fame share their memories of SF State, visit tinyurl.com/statehof

 

To view more photos from Investiture Week events, visit www.flickr.com/photos/sanfranciscostate

 

Return to A Week of Celebration

 

Back to Spring/Summer 2013 index

 

Share this story:

 

 

SF State Home