SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Evangel University is getting a new president.

The ceremony will be part of the university’s homecoming events.

Doctor Mike Rakes will be officially inaugurated as Evangel’s fifth president today at 9:45 a.m. in the Spence Chapel.

Rakes came to Evangel from North Carolina, where he and his wife were co-pastors.

The inauguration will be open to public attendance and free. To view a full list of homecoming events, you can visit evangel.edu/homecoming