The News Journal reports that university president Harry Lee Williams will become the nonprofit’s president and CEO. The announcement was made Monday night at a gala serving as the organization’s annual fundraiser.
The nonprofit has 47 member-schools and helps fund historically and predominantly black colleges and universities that are publicly supported.
Jim Clifton, the organization’s chairman, says Williams is the first sitting president of a historically black university to be appointed president and CEO.
Williams is currently a member of the organization’s board of directors. He has been president of Delaware State since 2010.
University Board of Trustees chairwoman Wilma Mishoe says a national search for the next president will begin soon.