President

Evans (right) received the presidential medallion from James Simmons.

Kenneth R. Evans was invested as Lamar University’s 15th president on Thursday, Nov. 7, calling on students and faculty in his inaugural address to recognize the strengths of the university’s heritage while also seeking to invent a promising new future.

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The Rev. Mark Smith first met President Bill Clinton in the early ‘90s, when a group of youth led by the pastor performed a musical selection for a White House function while Clinton was still the leader of the Free World.

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