Morehouse Names New President

Morehouse College board members have named the former dean of Georgetown University’s business school to lead the Atlanta-based HBCU. Late Sunday, the board named David A. Thomas the college’s 12th president. Interim president Harold Martin Jr., a former Morehouse board member, will lead the college through the end of the year. Thomas, 61, takes office on January 1st, 2018. He said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his goals include increasing enrollment from its current 2,200 students to 2,500 students, providing more scholarships, finding opportunities for every student to study abroad, supporting faculty research and engaging in issues that improve outcomes for African American men, noting Morehouse “is a place where we can offer solutions to those issues.” Thomas received a bachelor’s degree, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in Organizational Behavior, from Yale University. He also holds a master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He currently is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Red Cross, the Board of Directors of DTE Energy, and the Estoril Conferences Advisory Board. He also is an industry advisor for Brightwood Capital Advisors. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross