Morehouse President Robert M. Franklin to Resign
Morehouse College today announced that President Robert M. Franklin would resign effective June 30, 2012. Dr. Franklin will serve as Scholar-in-Residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Institute with plans to return to Morehouse in the role of Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics, according to the school’s release.
The Morehouse Board of Trustees recognized his service this week by awarding Franklin with the College’s highest and most prestigious rank: President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor.
“I look forward to a sabbatical, during which I intend to travel, write, speak and interview leaders about the condition of black boys and men in the U.S. and around the globe, research that I began years ago in my book, “Crisis in the Village,” said Franklin. “I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for the invitation to return as President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics, and the opportunity to continue supporting the mission of Morehouse in a different way.”
The college has already begun the search for its next president. Dr. Franklin will serve until Dec. 31, 2012 if no replacement is found by June.