Leave a comment

After unsuccessfully hiring three college presidents in the last year, legendary HBCU Morehouse College has officially named its new president, who promises to be the perfect fit to take Morehouse into a new era.

2016 saw Morehouse College dealing with not only a revolving door of college presidents, but also a lawsuit filed by the campus SGA and a campus-wide leadership change. Things have appeared to calm down, as the latest announcement of the new president is a chance to start fresh.

The Root reports that David A. Thomas has just been announced as the 12th president of Morehouse College. Taking a quick look at his credentials, it’s clear that Thomas is more than qualified for the job:

Thomas is the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior studies and a master’s degree in philosophy in organizational behavior, both from Yale University. He also has a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences from Yale. Thomas previously served as the dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he led a capital campaign that raised $130 million in five years.

As you may recall, former college President John Sylvanus Wilson and officers of Morehouse’s Board of Trustees stepped down after a controversy stemming from an investigation about shutting out the opinions of students and faculty in favor of alums.

After the announcement, Thomas stressed that his main goals are to implement competent leadership while still respecting the Morehouse values and traditions. He continued with, “My aim is not to depart from it, but build on it,” Thomas said in a press conference earlier this week, adding that his “aim is to increase fundraising and build on the school’s “master plan” for facilities and expansion.”

Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Share your email below to receive our daily newsletter!


After Months Of Controversy, Morehouse Names Its New President was originally published on

Also On Black America Web:
The Ten Most Interesting Little Known Black History Facts
10 photos

3 thoughts on “After Months Of Controversy, Morehouse Names Its New President

  1. BLACK PRIDE 2 on said:

    Dr. Larry, # 1 – Are you a real doctor?
    # 2 – How would you know what Dr. King would do. That kills me with people like you.
    # 3 – Do you see any BLACK PRESIDENTS at Harvard, Princeton, Michigan State or any other ivy league colleges??????
    # 4 – YOU defiantly are IGNORANT!!!

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      1. I am a practicing M.D. paid my own way
      2. I judge Dr. King by his words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” You choose to judge people by the color of their skin because to do so otherwise would be a losing battle for you
      3. Michigan State is not an Ivy League school. That aside, comparing Morehouse, a school that is dangerously close to losing its accreditation to Ivy League institutions…..well that’s just the epitome of ignorance.
      4. see #3

      I know your type, Hands up, don’t shoot really happened.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

&pubUrl=[PAGE_URL_ENCODED]&x=[WIDTH]&y=[HEIGHT]&vp_content=plembeddf3ixunshlvk&vp_template=3854" ]