Ronnie Hopkins recently assumed the role of interim president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He will serve as the board of trustees searches for a permanent president.
“I truly look forward to providing students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all other college constituents with dynamic leadership, guidance, and direction in support of our vision of academic excellence and distinction,” Dr. Hopkins said. “In the tradition of excellence and ambition instilled by our founder, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, during my tenure as interim president, I will be highly engaged and my work will be intentional to ensure that Voorhees College continues to rise in its higher education ranks and continues to be a place where students Begin. Believe. Become.”
Dr. Hopkins has served as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, accreditation liaison, and is a tenured professor of English. Before coming to Voorhees College, Dr. Hopkins served at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, as the founding dean of the Freshman Institute and the School of Honors. Additionally, he served as the professor of English and chair in the department of English, foreign languages, and mass communication. He also serves as dean of the School of Continuing Education, Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning.
Dr. Hopkins earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a secondary teaching certification from North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in English from Michigan State University.