The board of trustees of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has named Cynthia Warrick as the seventh president of the historically Black college. She has been serving as interim president since the beginning of the year. At the time of her appointment, it was reported that she was not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis.
In recent years, Dr. Warrick has twice filled the role of interim president at historically Black universities; South Carolina State University and Grambling State University in Louisiana. Before becoming interim president at Stillman, Dr. Warrick had been serving as a senior fellow at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and as president of the Society for Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences, based in Houston, Texas. Earlier in her career, Dr. Warrick taught at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
Dr. Warrick is a graduate of Howard University, where she majored in pharmacy. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a doctorate in environmental science and public policy at George Mason University.