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VUU President Lucas to be inaugurated during homecoming week

10/18/2019, 6 a.m.
Virginia Union University is officially inaugurating Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, its 13th president and chief executive officer, at a ceremony ...
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Virginia Union University is officially inaugurating Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, its 13th president and chief executive officer, at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Downtown.

The ceremony comes during the university’s 2019 Homecoming Week.

Dr. Lucas, 42, has served as president of VUU since Sept. 1, 2017. Before coming to Richmond, Dr. Lucas served as vice president for institutional advancement at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

The formal inaugural ceremony will be followed by VUU President’s Suits & Jays Inaugural Soirée, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. 2nd St., featuring Bilal, KeKe Wyatt, Backyard Band, DJ Lonnie B and Kelli Lemon.

Tickets are $65; $113 for VIP admission. Other homecoming activities include a: • Black-owned Business Expo, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Henderson Center;

• Reunion Class Dinner and Soiree, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.

18, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center. Tickets $65 for alumni and friends; $40 for alumni in classes from 2004 to 2014; and free for 50th Golden Anniversary class members.

• VUU Homecoming Greek Step Show, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Barco-Stevens Hall. Tickets $15 in advance and $25 at the door; free for VUU students with I.D

• 2019 Homecoming Gym Jam for students, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Barco-Stevens Hall. Free for VUU students with I.D.; $10 for visiting college students with I.D.

• Homecoming Parade, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on Lombardy Street.

• Tailgating, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Belgian Building Lawn and the Hovey Field lot.

• Homecoming football game against Chowan University at Hovey Field on Saturday, Oct. 19. Kickoff: 1 p.m.

• Concert on the Lawn, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Details: www.vuu.edu or (804) 257-5600.