What Happens When A HBCU President Goes From One HBCU To Another
Change is inevitable, and the students of Lincoln University are experiencing this sentiment first hand.
Dr. Rome will take the place of Interim President Frank Sims, and is the conclusion to an 8-month selection process to find the next chief-of-staff. Prior to working with Lincoln, the new President served as an administrator at North Carolina State University. This, alongside other executive roles within the academic circuit, made him the best-fit person for the acclaimed position.
— Fisk University (@Fisk_University) March 23, 2017
Both Fisk and Lincoln are both Historically Black Universities, with Fisk being considered a top-tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report.
The resignation will come into full effect on June 30th and according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, University officials at Lincoln are already on the hunt for a replacement.