Dorothy Yancy has announced that she will step down as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has served as president of Shaw University on two different occasions. She will stay on until a successor is named. A search committee, led by university trustee David C. Forbes Sr., has begun work on finding a replacement for Dr. Yancy.
Dr. Yancy served for 14 years as president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Alabama, Dr. Yancy is an alumna of Johnson C. Smith University. She holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in political science from Atlanta University.