The board of trustees of historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has named Charlotte Morris as the ninth president of the educational institution that was founded by Booker T. Washington. Dr. Morris has served as interim president on two occasions in the past.
Tuskegee University enrolls nearly 2,400 undergraduate students and about 500 graduate students according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 89 percent of the student body.
For over three decades, Dr. Morris has served in several roles at Tuskegee University including chief of staff to the president and secretary to the board of trustees. Most recently, Dr. Morris served as the director of the university’s Title III program and has acted as interim and associate dean in the Brimmer College of Business and Information Science.
“It is with great humility and honor that I accept the role of president. Having been a member of this remarkable university community for much of my professional career, it will be a pleasure to lead the university into the future,” said Dr. Morris. “I look forward to working with the entire campus community to seize the opportunities that lie ahead and continue to transform Tuskegee into a leading 21st-century living and learning environment.”
Dr. Morris is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi, where she majored in business education. She holds a master’s degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in education and business management from Kansas State University.