After only 11 months on the job, Irma McClaurin abruptly resigned as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Classes at the university are scheduled to begin on Monday. An official inauguration of Dr. McClaurin as university president was scheduled for October.
The school has faced financial difficulties which were compounded when a tornado ripped through campus last April.
Before coming to Shaw University, Dr. McClaurin was an associate vice president at the University of Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Grinnell College in Iowa and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.