The New President of Des Moines University

Angela Walker Franklin was appointed president of Des Moines University in Iowa. This spring she will become the 15th president of the 112-year-old university, which offers only graduate and professional programs in medicine and other health-related fields.

Dr. Franklin currently serves as executive vice president and provost at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She also is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Meharry.

Prior to joining the faculty and administration at Meharry, Dr. Franklin held several positions at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She is a 1981 Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Furman University and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University.