The Next Leader of Norfolk State University in Virginia

The board of visitors of Norfolk State University in Virginia has appointed Melvin T. Stith as interim president of the historically Black educational institution. Dr. Stith will take office on January 1 upon the retirement of Eddie Moore Jr.

Dr. Stith has served on the board of visitors since 2013 and as vice rector since 2016. He has resigned his seat on board of visitors in order to take over as president. Dr. Stith will serve as president while a national search is undertaken to find the next president of the university.

A native of Jarratt, Virginia, Dr. Stith earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Norfolk State University. He earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in marketing from Syracuse University in New York. He is dean emeritus of the School of Management at Syracuse University. From 1991 to 2004, Dr. Stith served on the faculty of the College of Business at Florida State University.

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