Rare presidential search begins for Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - With only 6 president in their 132 years of service, Tuskegee University will begin conducting a rare search for the schools next president.

The announcement was made Friday by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Retired Major General Charles E. Williams. The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, will work closely with the board and search committee to identify and present a slate of candidates.

"We are fortunate to work with one of the finest search firms in the nation to work on behalf of one of the finest universities in the nation," said Chairman Williams. "As individuals and trustees who are deeply committed to Tuskegee University, we seek to identify the leader who will build on the legacy of excellence and leadership that has been the foundation of Tuskegee over more than 100 years."

Dr. James Ferrare, managing principal of AGB Search stated: "Tuskegee is known for its rich historical roots and commitment to students, and AGB has supported some of our nation's most prestigious institutions to find their next leader. We look forward to bringing that same level of commitment to the Tuskegee community."

With a profound historical legacy of leadership, Tuskegee's next president will be carefully selected to ensure both continued growth of the university and their next generation of young leaders.

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