Dean’s retirement gala to support diaspora scholarship fund

Colleagues and friends of Cecil Houston will celebrate his 10 years as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at a gala dinner on Wednesday, May 9. Dr. Houston’s term as dean will end June 30.

The event will feature a cash bar and silent auction. Admission is $50, with a special student rate of $40, and the proceeds will benefit the African Diaspora Youth Scholarship fund.

The gala will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue at Tecumseh Road. Tickets are on sale until May 4. For tickets or more information, contact Janee Stallard-Cogliati at or 519-253-3000, ext. 2023.