Photos from the opening of the Trotter Multicultural Center

Photo of ribbon cutting for the Trotter Center
Cutting a ceremonial ribbon to open the new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center on Thursday are, from left, Regent Paul Brown; Kambiz Khalili, associate vice president for student life; Julio Cardona, director of the Trotter Center; Gabrielle May, College of Engineering student; Alphonse Pitawanakwat, lecturer II in American culture; Board of Regents Chair Ron Weiser; E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life; President Mark Schlissel; Tyrell Collier, alumnus and former speaker of the Black Student Union; Cynthia D. Stephens, Michigan Court of Appeals judge; and Elizabeth James, program associate in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Photo of Elizabeth James hugging a studentElizabeth James, program associate in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, hugs a visitor at Thursday’s ceremony.

Photo of students in a workspace

Students gather in a second-floor space designed for student groups. Movable dividers offer the ability to configure the space in various ways.

Photo of the crowd at the openingVisitors to the Trotter Center dedication ceremony filled its two-story lobby (above), while others toured the facility’s exterior spaces (below).

Photo of visitors outside


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