Black College in Texas Names New President

Jarvis Christian College, the historically black educational institution in Hawkins, Texas, has named Cornell Thomas as its new president. Dr. Thomas was the vice president for institutional diversity at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. He holds a master’s degree in music education from Jackson State University and a doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

Jarvis Christian College is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. It enrolls about 700 students, about 94 percent of whom are African Americans.