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Dr. Lily D. McNair Named First Female and Eighth President of Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, AL – Tuskegee University has announced Dr. Lily D. McNair will become the university’s eighth president after being unanimously selected by its Board of Trustees. She will serve as the first female president in its 136-year history. McNair currently is provost and Senior Vice President for academic affairs at Wagner College in New York… Continue reading Dr. Lily D. McNair Named First Female and Eighth President of Tuskegee University

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Intel selects Six HBCUs to Participate in $4.5 Million Three-Year HBCU Grant Program

Six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has been named to participate in the Intel HBCU Grant Program. Intel has announced its three-year, $4.5 million program to encourage students to remain in STEM pathways at six historically black colleges and universities. According to Intel, shaping a more diverse technology requires that we rethink our sources… Continue reading Intel selects Six HBCUs to Participate in $4.5 Million Three-Year HBCU Grant Program

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Tuskegee University President Dr. Brian L. Johnson out by Board of Trustees

TUSKEGEE, AL – The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees has announced that President Dr. Brian L. Johnson will conclude his service as the university’s president on June 30, 2017. This coincides with the end date of his current annual contract. “We appreciate Dr. Johnson’s service to Tuskegee University and wish him well in all his… Continue reading Tuskegee University President Dr. Brian L. Johnson out by Board of Trustees

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Remembering former Benedict College and Tuskegee University President Dr. Benjamin Payton

After serving the mission of Tuskegee University for almost 30 years as president, Dr. Benjamin Payton passed away on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Dr. Payton was one of nine children born to Reverend Leroy R. and Sarah Payton in Orangeburg, South Carolina. His father was a rural Baptist minister as well as… Continue reading Remembering former Benedict College and Tuskegee University President Dr. Benjamin Payton