Former Shaw University President to Lead Freedom Center in Ohio - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Former Shaw University President to Lead Freedom Center in Ohio

Email




by Associated Press

CINCINNATI — A former college president and divinity dean will lead the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

Clarence “C.G.” Newsome will serve as president of the museum and information center along the Ohio River downtown. The center will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year.

Newsome has more than 20 years of experience in academic and nonprofit leadership. He is a former president of Shaw University and former dean of Howard University’s School of Divinity.

The Cincinnati center has had to overcome financial struggles. A merger last year with the Cincinnati Museum Center has enabled it to cut operating costs and achieve a balanced budget while increasing its endowment.

Newsome is a 63-year-old native of Ahoskie, N.C., who played football for Duke University.

He succeeds Kim Robinson, who retired.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Officials Close Penn State Frat Where Pledge had Fatal Fall STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A Penn State fraternity where a pledge was fatally injured in a fall down the stairs earlier this month was shut down Friday, and the school said it was working to tighten anti-hazing measures. The university said it will be a...
Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate WASHINGTON — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent...
DeVos Says Community Colleges Key to Workforce Development WASHINGTON — Community colleges will play an important role in advancing President Donald Trump’s workforce agenda, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said at a meeting of community college leaders Thursday. It was DeVos’ first appearance at a conferenc...
University of Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Black Students MADISON, Wis. — Black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and UW-Madison remains out of reach for Black students today, the studen...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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