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Barber-Scotia College Announces Dr. Melvin Douglass as New President

Dr. Melvin Douglass

CONCORD, NC – The Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Melvin Douglass as the next President of the College. Dr. Douglass brings to the College more than 25 years of combined senior level administrative experience in academia, research, policy, advocacy, government service, and nonprofit sector. Dr. Douglas’ talents and experiences have allowed him to become adept at overseeing operational and fiscal responsibilities that speak to ensuring optimal organizational performances and actualizing revenue enhancements.

A native of Harlem, New York, he has earned his degrees from Vincennes University, Tuskegee University, Morgan State University, New York University, Columbia University and Harvard University. Dr. Douglass did post-doctoral studies at Clare College, Cambridge University, England, and the Goethe-Institute, Germany. He was also selected as a Japan Fulbright Memorial Scholar.

Dr. Douglass is an ordained Baptist minister, who strongly embraces the Black Churches’ long tradition of liberation theology and racial reconciliation that was notably embodied in the movement led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Douglass is frequently called upon to address civic, ecumenical, educational, fraternal and professional organizations. His appointment becomes effective immediately.

According to a press release from the College, the College will host a “meet and greet” reception for Dr. Douglass in the near future so the community, alumni, and friends of the College can join as they welcome Dr. Douglass to Barber-Scotia College.

For more information, you may email BSC Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Ms. Karen Soares at ksoares@b-sc.edu.

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