Kofi Lomotey Steps Down From Chancellorship of Southern University

Kofi Lomotey has announced that he will step down as chancellor of Southern University at Baton Rouge at the end of the academic year. The resignation came on the eve of a board meeting that was to consider whether to extend the chancellor’s contract. In November the faculty senate approved a vote of “no confidence” in Lomotey.

Prior to coming to Southern University in 2008, Dr. Lomotey was provost and executive vice president at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, he served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He also has been a member of the faculty at Medgar Evers College, Louisiana State University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also served as editor of the journal Urban Education.

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.