HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd ’77

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight

Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd is installed as the president of Alabama State University.

On Friday, September 6th, Alabama State University’s board of trustees officially welcomed Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd to the office of the president. The nearly-four hour ceremony was topped off with a fiery speech from Boyd, the school’s first alumna president.

Promising a “new day,” Boyd said, “This is not about me. This is about ASU. Despite all we’ve been through, we have joy at ASU. Because we know that if we continue to do the right thing, God will bless us and this university. We know storms will come, but they will not last.”

“Together, we will make this a stronger and better university than it ever has been before,” she said. “We will remain relevant at ASU. ASU – able, strong and united.”

Gwendolyn Boyd