Formal investiture of Dr. Marcus Jones will be Sept. 9

The investiture of Dr. Marcus Jones as Northwestern State University’s 20th president will take place with a formal ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in A.A. Fredericks Auditorium and will be followed by a community reception in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom.

Other events that will take place surrounding the investiture of Dr. Jones include a day of service and an outdoor event for students and a breakfast for faculty and staff.

More details will be available as plans are finalized. Updates will be posted at

Jones was named the university’s president last November. His investiture was postponed earlier this year to allow for more student participation.