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Alabama State to hold week of inaugural events for new president

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama State University is holding a week of activities to celebrate the inaugural of its first female president.

Events begin Sunday with a women's empowerment luncheon honoring President Gwendolyn Boyd.

The activities continue through the week and include a speech by former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young on Tuesday. On Thursday, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun will appear at a luncheon.

Boyd is a Montgomery native who was working as an administrator at John Hopkins University before she was selected by Alabama State in December. She began work in February.

Boyd was hired to replace Joseph Silver, who resigned in late 2012 after questioning financial practices at the university.

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