Spelman College President Announces Retirement - Higher Education


Higher Education News and Jobs

Spelman College President Announces Retirement

Email




by Black Issues

Spelman College President Announces Retirement

ATLANTA
Dr. Audrey Forbes Manley, the eighth president and the first alumna president of Spelman College, announced her retirement at a college convocation ceremony last month. 
“When I accepted this position of honor, I identified a number of goals for a five-year tenure that I believed would enhance our distinctive legacy of excellence and service,” Manley told an audience of students, faculty, staff, alumnae and other members of the Atlanta University Center. “I have achieved those goals, and it is now my desire to rejoin the ranks of alumnae who serve the college in innumerable ways away from the gates of Spelman.”
Dr. June Gary Hopps, chairwoman of the board of trustees for the historically Black school in Atlanta, describes Manley as a “futuristic thinker,” establishing an unprecedented partnership with the neighborhood, organizations and other colleges affected by the community. Hopps also applauds Manley’s fund-raising efforts. “She has been an effective fund-raiser, generating more than $60 million during the past four years,” she says.
During Manley’s tenure, the Spelman endowment grew by more than $63 million in four years and physical plant growth by more than $50 million in four years. The college renovated several buildings, recruited the largest class in its history, strengthened its infrastructure, and completed fund raising for the $30.8 million Spelman Science Complex. The center, recently completed, will be dedicated in April 2002.
“Dr. Manley has done an outstanding job for our students, this community and this institution,” Hopps says. “She has taken Spelman to greater heights building on the legacy of seven earlier great presidents. We are sad to see her go, but we understand her wish to retire… from active duty. Dr. Manley promises to be around when Spelman needs her, and we can’t ask for more than that.”
Not everyone in the Spelman community will be sad to see Manley go, however. Some of her critics look forward to having a new president who will command a larger national profile and have a more team-oriented management style.
Upon her retirement in July 2002, Manley will begin work on a history of successful women scientists who graduated from Spelman. “The numbers are many,” she told the convocation audience of more than 1,200. “And the story is quite remarkable.
A presidential search committee, appointed by Hopps and chaired by trustee Yvonne Jackson, expects to identify Manley’s successor by the close of the academic school year. 

  Penn State Pre-med Sues Over Probe of Sex Misconduct Claim



© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency Kendall Basham, who graduated in May 2017 from Southeast Missouri State University, always had been an admirer of the university president, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto. To surprise Basham on her birthday, Dylan Kennedy, a senior and vice president of So...
Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference WASHINGTON — A range of solutions and strategies — from the adoption of new business models to one-on-one mentoring from African Americans who’ve attained C-Suite positions — emerged Thursday at the inaugural HBCU “braintrust” of the Congressional Bl...
UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Student organizers seeking the removal of a Confederate soldier statue at North Carolina's flagship public university have embarked on a monthlong boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh report...
Professor Who Tweeted About ‘Future Dead Cops’ is Digging In NEW YORK — A professor who tweeted about teaching “future dead cops” at a college of criminal justice says he’ll continue to speak out despite being placed on leave. Michael Isaacson tells the Daily News that he refuses to remain silent amid a “co...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *