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Jarvis College names new president

Last Updated 03/09/12

The Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees unanimously selected Dr. Lester C. Newman to serve as the 12th president of Jarvis Christian College, in Hawkins, Texas. Newman will begin his duties as president on April 2, 2012.

Newman comes to Jarvis from his position as executive assistant to the president and director of administrative management programs at Wiley College, a historically black college, in Marshall, Texas. Newman also has held administrative and academic positions at Lane College (Tenn.), Mississippi Valley State University (Miss.);  and Johnson C. Smith University (N.C.). Newman is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge and Atlanta University. Click here for the complete news release.