Robert Jennings, who served four years as president at Alabama A&M University, is now the head of a new school.
Jennings on Sunday was named president of Lincoln University, one of the nation's oldest historically black universities. It has an enrollment of about 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students.
Jennings will replace Ivory Nelson, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Jennings served at Alabama A&M from 2005-08.