Convocation scheduled for Aug. 15

Delta State University President William N. LaForge will deliver the State of the University address for the second time in his career Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The address will serve as a welcome to faculty and staff at the start of Delta State’s 89th academic year. Leading off the event will be Dr. Charles McAdams, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Michael Aguzzi, president of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, will provide a community welcome. Lucy Janoush, president of the Cleveland Music Foundation, will also be on hand for a progress update on GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

As is the tradition at each Delta State convocation address, new Student Government Association officers will be recognized and introduced, along with new faculty and staff.

LaForge will conclude the ceremony with his address, highlighting university achievements over the last year, along with goals and visions for Delta State’s future.

Tune into the address remotely through the live stream channel at

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