The New President of Meharry Medical College

Wayne J. Riley was named the tenth president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He will assume his duties on January 1, 2007.

Dr. Riley, a native of New Orleans, was vice president and vice dean for health affairs and governmental relations at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Rice is a graduate of Yale University where he majored in anthropology. He completed his medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Baylor. Rice also holds a master’s of public health degree from Tulane University and an MBA from Rice University.

Rice’s father was a 1960 graduate of Meharry Medical College.