Charlotte P. Morris, the ninth president of Tuskegee University in Alabama, has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year.
“My hope is that I am leaving a legacy that shows the power of collaboration, the importance of integrity, and the value of servant leadership,” President Morris said. “I am also proud of raising millions to expand research, providing resources to ensure students in need are able to continue their academic pursuits, and watching our enrollment grow.”
President Morris has served the university for almost 40 years in different capacities including chief of staff to the president and secretary to the board of trustees. Dr. Morris also served as the director of the university’s Title III program and has acted as interim and associate dean in the Brimmer College of Business and Information Science.
Dr. Morris is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi, where she majored in business education. She holds a master’s degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in education and business management from Kansas State University.