Months after taking the Tuskegee University men’s basketball team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament, head coach Leon Douglas resigned last week from the university.
Tuskegee University today named Brian Johnson as the university’s seventh president. The Interim Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Provost vat Austin Peay State University was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees, and drew considerable praise for his fit and preparation for the presidency.
“The Board of Trustees’ presidential search team worked very hard over the past six months to find the seventh president of our university,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees retired Maj. Gen. Charles. E. Williams. “Dr. Brian Johnson is the perfect fit for these times and his selection was unanimous. We are pleased with his preparation to serve as our next president and he has our total support.”
An alumnus of Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Johnson will assume the presidency in June 15.