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The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts presented the Inaugural Gala on Friday, March 28, 2003. The event featured stars who returned to their home state for this grand occasion including host, Chancellor Robert C. Khayat, Master of Ceremonies, Morgan Freeman, Sam and Mary Haskell, Mary Ann Mobley and Gary E. Collins, Gerald McRaney, Marty Stuart, Guy Hovis, Laurie Gayle Stephenson, John Maxwell, Patricia P. Lewis, and complemented by several university ensembles. Learn more about our Mission, History, and Team below.

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