For those who were not able to attend the official Presidential Investiture of Dr. Cynthia A. Bioteau and the launch of the College’s 50th anniversary, we want to share some of the highlights.
The ceremony began with a formal processional in full academic regalia of faculty, staff, students and honorary guests from across the country.
The ceremony was led by Pat Geraghty, chairman and CEO of Florida Blue and Gary Chartrand, chair of the State Board of Education, and was attended by esteemed community, governmental and educational leaders. Guests included Pam Stewart, commissioner of education for the state of Florida, FSCJ’s Board of Trustees, the Honorable Alvin Brown, mayor of the City of Jacksonville, fellow presidents and district leaders from Jacksonville’s colleges, universities and school districts, and family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Bioteau from across the country.
President Bioteau was conferred and presented the presidential medallion by FSCJ Board of Trustees Chair Tom Majdanics, who was assisted by Vice President and Provost Dr. Judith Bilsky.
Dr. Bioteau’s daughter, Aimee Bioteau-Brewer, warmly and eloquently made the first official introduction of Dr. Bioteau as FSCJ’s fifth president. Ms. Brewer shared her memories, thoughts and congratulations for her mother as she continues to lead FSCJ into the future.
Immediately following Dr. Bioteau’s investiture message, Dr. Bioteau launched the College’s 50th anniversary celebration with a brief video that took a look back at 50 years of FSCJ and the unveiling of the honorary 50th anniversary logo looking forward to the next 50 years.
This logo will be used to acknowledge the rich history of the institution as it has grown its reputation as the largest, most dynamic and most influential higher education institution on the First Coast.
If you missed the ceremony or would just like to watch it again, you can do so on our website.
To see pictures from the ceremony, visit the FSCJ Flickr photostream.