Patricia A. Hardaway, the 19th president of Wilberforce University, a historically Black educational institution in Ohio, has announced that she will be stepping down from her post in December.
Dr. Hardaway became president in 2009 and is only the second woman to hold the post. Previously, she was named provost in 2007 and interim president in 2008. Earlier, she was the first woman to chair the university’s board of trustees.
Dr. Hardaway holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wilberforce University. She holds a master of public works degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York.