The Black College President With a Second Full-Time Job

This fall Kofi Lomotey took over as chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Lomotey had been serving as provost and executive vice president at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to the huge array of duties and responsibilities that fall on the president of one of the nation’s largest historically black universities, Dr. Lomotey has decided to continue on as editor of the journal Urban Education. He has served on the editorial board of the journal for the past 21 years, the last 16 years as editor. As editor, Lomotey reads as many as 200 articles each year that are submitted for consideration for publication. The journal is published six times a year.

Dr. Lomotey is a graduate of Oberlin College. He holds a master’s degree from Cleveland State University and a second master’s degree and a doctorate from Stanford University.