Date Released: January 25, 2017

-- Special Committee Was Formed to Represent a Cross-Section of College Faculty, Alumni, Students, Trustees and Administration 

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ATLANTA – JANUARY 25, 2017 – The Morehouse College Board of Trustees announced that it has formed a search committee to commence the process of identifying and recommending a new President for Morehouse College. The search committee will also engage an outside professional search firm to identify potential candidates for the role.

The Board of Trustees appointed Trustee Dale Jones as the search committee’s Chairman and Trustee Euclid Walker as its Vice Chairman. The remaining committee members are comprised of representatives with diverse backgrounds and from various constituencies including faculty, students, alumni, the administration and Trustees. Each member of the committee was selected as a result of his or her strong commitment to the College and willingness to dedicate the required time to serve as an active committee member throughout the search process.

“We are eager to begin the identification and selection of a new President of Morehouse College,” said Dale Jones, Chairman of Morehouse College’s Search Committee. “We are hopeful to find a successor who embodies the mission and goals of Morehouse and can help to enhance the College’s reputation and advance its competitiveness as a leading liberal arts educational institution, particularly as the higher education climate evolves.”                                                                                                                              

The Search Committee has developed an aggressive timeline to identify and select a new President of Morehouse College and will begin the search process this month.

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Ranked America’s fifth “Most Entrepreneurial College” by Forbes Magazine in 2015, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,100 students and historically has conferred more bachelor’s degrees on black men than any other institution in the world. Morehouse College is one of the two top producers of Rhodes Scholars among HBCUs. Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Ga.; and Jeh Johnson, the former Secretary of Homeland Security.


Last Modified: January 30, 2017, 19:01 PM, by: Kara Walker

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