Presidential Inauguration



Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future


Bloomfield College will celebrate its past, present, and future during the Inauguration of President Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D., on Friday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Bloomfield High School’s Doris E. Gilbert Auditorium, located at 160 Broad Street in Bloomfield.

Dr. Evans became the 17th President of Bloomfield College on June 1. She is the first woman and African-American to hold this title in the College’s 151-year history. A true trailblazer, Dr. Evans has served in transformational leadership roles in higher education for 25 years at both public and private institutions, with 20 of those years at Minority Serving Institutions.

A special reception will be held at the College immediately following the Inauguration. Additionally, a reception for faculty, staff and students will be held at 4:00 p.m.


Formal and Ceremony Photos
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Morning Reception Photos
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Campus Reception Photos
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Honorary Inauguration Committee

Ralph R. Caputo '64, Assemblyman

Donald M. Payne, Jr., Congressman (NJ-10)

Cleopatra G. Tucker, New Assemblywoman

Michael J. Venezia, Mayor, Bloomfield Township

Sal Goncalves, Superintendent, Bloomfield School District

Dr. Louis T. Manzione, Independent College Fund of New Jersey

Jeffrey E. Arnold, Executive Director of the Association of Presbyterian Churches and Universities

Ollyn J. Lettman, Executive Director of the Bloomfield Center Alliance

Inauguration Committee

William H. Turner, Chairman, Board of Trustees

John J. Delucca ’66, Inauguration Committee Chair, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, Presiden

Master of Ceremonies

Jim Axelrod, Board of Trustees and Chief Investigative & Senior National Correspondent, CBS News

Committee Members

Tyra Brooks ’22

Rick Burchfield

Kevin Cavanaugh

Jacqueline Colgan

Alicia Cook

Dr. Debra Curtis

Hector O. Banegas, CTFA

Melissa Bastan

Esther L. Dillard

Vernon Endo

 Sandra L. Gonzalez, Esq.

Yuliana Gonzalez- Egun ’12

Dr. Maureen C. Grant

Dreiana Halley ’20

Dr. Fiona Harris-Ramsby

Barbara Isacson

Dr. Peter K. Jeong

Dr. Patrick Lamy

Joanne T. Marren

John K. Murdock '73

William McDonald ’84

Yuichiro Nishizawa

Dr. Anita Pasmantier

Kiera Patterson ’20

Razinah Pearson ’20

Dr. Vania Penha Lopes

Dr. Karen Pezzolla

Nicole A. Quinn

Dr. Maxine Roach (Hon.’13)

Dr. Neddie Serra

Adebola A. Taiwo '09

Patrick Vera

Rev. Anita Wright

Mikal Wright ’20

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