After Four Decades on the Job, HBCU President has Passed the Mantle


After Four Decades on the Job, HBCU President has Passed the Mantle

July 16, 2017 | :

by Jamal Eric WatsonDr. Luns C. Richardson has the distinct privilege of being one of the nation’s longest-serving college presidents.And among presidents of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the ordained Baptist preacher has outlasted his contemporaries, taking the longevity mantle from Dr. Norman Francis, who retired in 2015 after leading Xavier University in New Orleans for 46 years.
Richardson, who has been at the helm of Morris College for 43 years as its ninth college president, is now calling it quits, stepping down from the beloved HBCU that was founded in 1908 in Sumter, South Carolina, and has been affiliated …

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