In 2018, Gregory Vincent resigned as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, after he faced allegations of plagiarism on his doctoral thesis. At that time Dr. Vincent said that “given the anonymous allegations leveled against my scholarship, however, and the distraction they have caused, I believe this is the best decision for the colleges and for me. My primary concern is to avoid any further stress to the campus community.”
Since that time, Dr. Vincent has corrected the problems with his thesis that involved incorrect citations and the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania has endorsed the granting of his doctoral degree.
Now Dr. Vincent has been named the 21st president of Talladega College in Alabama. “I am inspired and energized,” says Dr. Vincent. “I am thankful to the board of trustees for this opportunity, and I look forward to engaging with a full heart and mind in the work that lies ahead.”
Dr. Vincent was named president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2017. Previously, he was the W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership, professor of law, and vice president for diversity and community engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas in 2005. Earlier in his career, Professor Vincent taught and held administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Louisiana State University, and the University of Oregon. He is a former assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio.
Dr. Vincent is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and Hobart College, where he majored in history and economics and was a member of the basketball and cross country teams. He earned a law degree at Ohio State University and a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.