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West Liberty University Board Votes to End the Tenure of the University’s First Black President

In January 2021, W. Franklin Evans took over as the 37th president of West Liberty University in West Virginia. Dr. Evans was the first African-American president in the university’s then 183-year history. Just 20 months later, the university's board of trustees voted not to renew his contract.

Three Black Women Appointed to Administrative Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new position relating to diversity, equity and inclusion are Monique L. Akassi at West Liberty University in West Virginia, Sherrica Davis-Hunt at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Ophelie Rowe-Allen at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

Two African American Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah is the new interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Union University in Richmond and Vincent Mumford was named Interim dean of graduate studies at West Liberty University in West Virginia.

West Liberty University in West Virginia Names Its First Black President in Its 183-Year History

For the past four years, W. Franklin Evans has been president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president.

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