Campbell University will officially install J. Bradley Creed as president during a ceremony in the school’s convocation center on Friday.
The ceremony comes more than a year after Creed was chosen to lead the 129-year-old school and nine months after he began his duties last July.
Creed, a church historian, was chief academic officer of Samford University in Alabama when Campbell’s board of trustees elected him the school’s fifth president in January 2015. He succeeded Jerry Wallace, who retired after 12 years leading Campbell.
Campbell is a private school with 6,100 students, including 1,500 graduate students on its main campus and at its law school in downtown Raleigh.
Creed will deliver his inaugural address during the installation ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. in the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. The university expects about 1,500 people to attend, including representatives from most of the colleges and universities in North Carolina.