Although she’s been doing the job since July, Sue K. Hammersmith will be officially inaugurated Friday as the sixth president of Metropolitan State University.
There will be a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. in the university’s auditorium at 700 E. Seventh St. in St. Paul.
She takes over from William Lowe, who served as interim president after former President Wilson G. Bradshaw took a position with Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla.
Hammersmith had been provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2002 to 2008.
She’d started work July 1, 2008, but officials said it is customary to wait a period of time before an official inauguration takes place.