Clark Atlanta Names James Hefner Interim Provost
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Carlton E. Brown announced this week that James A. Hefner, Ph.D., an alumnus of the university, will serve as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. He serves in this capacity following the departure of CAU’s previous provost and vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Joseph H. Silver Sr., Ph.D., who began his service as president of Alabama State University Sept. 17.
Hefner, who in May of 2005 retired from a stellar career in higher education, brings 21 years of experience as a university president to the office. He served as president of Tennessee State University (TSU) for 14 years. Prior to leading TSU, he was president of Jackson State University, where he served for seven years. He also served as provost of Tuskegee University.