Dr. Fayneese Miller makes Minnesota history as the first African American and the second woman to hold the position as President of Hamline University. The inauguration was held on October 2, 2015. There was a reception under a large circus-size tent after the ceremony and close to 500 people were in attendance.
“What a great day this is, when people come together to be a part of a community,” said Miller when asked her thoughts on the event. “It never ceases to amaze me the power and wonder of love. That’s what I feel from so many different people.
“I’m honored to be a part of this community,” she continued. “I thank so many people.”
James L. Stroud, Jr. is a contributing writer and photographer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.