Jarvis Christian College today announced Dr. Lester C. Newman as the school’s 12th president. Dr. Newman, currently an Executive Assistant to the President at Wiley College, will assume duties at Jarvis on Apr. 2.
Dr. Newman brings extensive experience in higher education administration and academics to the campus. Prior to his work at Wiley College, he served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Vice President for Development at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee; served as a consultant for higher education; President and Professor of Political Science at Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Mississippi, for nine years; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina. In his career, he also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor; Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor; and Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Institutional Self-Study. (Jarvis Christian College)