Fisk President Resigns Amid Conflict With Board

September 22, 2015

Fisk University President H. James Williams resigned Monday, after less than three years in office. The Tennessean reported that Barbara Landers Bowles, the board chair, said the board wanted to move in "a different direction" and that the disagreements between the president and the board had been going on "for quite some time." Students on campus indicated that they generally thought Williams had been doing a good job and that they were pleased to see the university in better financial shape and attracting more students than when Williams arrived at the historically black college.

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