Tuskegee University's newest president, Brian Johnson, Ph.D., 40, will take the helm as the seventh leader of the historical university and will be coming to the capital city this summer from Tennessee.
The university's Board of Trustees made the announcement Tuesday after they unanimously selected Johnson for the position. He will officially be handed the presidential duties from current president, Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon on June 15.
"I am honored to have been selected as a servant and steward of a tremendous, powerful tradition and legacy," Johnson said. "I see myself in the tradition represented in the Tuskegee man and woman. It will be a privilege to serve the Tuskegee alumni, Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and most of all – students."