The New President of Oakwood University

Oakwood University, the historically black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, that is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has named Leslie N. Pollard as its 13th president. Dr. Pollard, who will assume his duties at Oakland University at the beginning of the new year, has been serving as vice president for community partnerships and diversity at Loma Linda University/Adventist Health Sciences Center in Los Angeles.

Oakwood University, founded in 1896, today has about 1,900 students, almost all of whom are black.

Dr. Pollard is a graduate of Oakwood University. He holds an MBA from La Sierra University, a master of divinity degree from Andrews University, a doctor of ministry degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from La Sierra University.