The board of trustees of Bennett College, the historically Black educational institution for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, announced that Rosalind Fuse-Hall has stepped down as president. Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall became the 17th president of Bennett College on July 1, 2013.
In a statement, the board praised the efforts of Dr. Fuse-Hall during her tenure but added that she and trustees “mutually decided that she should step down to pursue other opportunities.”
Dr. Fuse-Hall is the former chief of staff to the president of Florida A&M University and previously was executive assistant to the chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has also served as corporate secretary to the board of governors for the University of North Carolina system and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fuse-Hall is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Rutgers University School of Law.
Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs, is sserving as interim president of Bennett College. Dr. Dawkins was named provost last fall. Previously, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cheyney University, one of 14 campuses that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Earlier, she was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans. Before joining the administration at Dillard University in 2009, Dr. Dawkins served in many positions over 28 years at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Dawkins is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Ohio State University.