Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt Will Be the Thirteenth President of Jarvis Christian University in Texas

The board of trustees of Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, Texas, has selected Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt as the university’s thirteenth president, effective July 1, 2023. She succeeds Lester C. Newman, who served as the president for 11 years and is retiring after a 47-year career in higher education.

Jarvis Christian University, which recently transitioned to university status, enrolls just over 700 students, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 74 percent of the student body.

Since August 2012, Dr. Lee-Pruiit has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. Previously, she served at Mississippi Valley State University as dean of University College and the first-year experience, director of community/service learning, director of the renaissance learning adult education program, and was a tenured professor in the department of social work.

An ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Lee-Pruitt holds a bachelor of social work degree and a Ph.D. in social work from Jackson State University in Mississippi. She holds a master of social work degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and a master of divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

The Official Poverty Rate for African Americans Is the Lowest in History

The bad news is that In 2022, the Black poverty rate was still more than double to rate for non-Hispanic Whites. In 2022, 22.3 percent of all Black children lived in poverty.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Will Be the Next President of California State University, Los Angeles

Since 2020, Dr. Eanes has served as president of York College of the City University of New York. She served as vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton from 2012 to 2019. She will begin her new job in January.

Prior to the Pandemic, White Children Were Three Times as Likely to Be Homeschool Than Black Children

In 2019, Some 4 percent of all White children were homeschooled, compared to 1.2 percent of Black children. Thus, Whites were more than three times as likely as Blacks to be homeschooled. The most commonly reported reasons for homeschooling were concern about the school environment.

Two Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Provost Positions

Nosa O. Egiebor is the new provost and executive vice chancellor at Montana Technological University in Butte and Toni Williams has been named provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Martin University in Indianapolis.

Featured Jobs