Wilberforce University in Ohio Names Its Next President

feltonThe board of trustees of Wilberforce University in Ohio, the oldest private historically Black college and university in the nation, has named Herman J. Felton Jr. as the educational institution’s 21st president.

Dr. Felton has been serving as senior vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is the former director of development at Murray State University in Kentucky.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Felton stated that “over the last two years, I have seen the dedication of all who love and cherish this great university. From the students, faculty and staff, to the ever supportive alumni, what this community has accomplished over the last two years is commendable. I know that with the determination and spirit I’ve seen, we will continue to lead this University into a rewarding future.”

Dr. Felton is a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned a law degree at the University of Florida.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. President,
    Congratulations on being appointed the president of Wilberforce University. I wish you, your family, friends, and colleagues continued blessings, good health, prosperity, productivity and the very best in your present and all future endeavors. Please contact me if I can assist in any way.
    Very sincerely, respectfully and appreciatively,
    Yours in the Bond,
    Arthur E. Thomas
    President Emeritus
    Central State University

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