John Waddell Leaves One Black College for Another

After only six months as president of Paul Quinn College, John K. Waddell announced that he was resigning as head of the historically black educational institution in Dallas, Texas. On March 1 Waddell will become president of Denmark Technical College, a historically black, two-year institution in South Carolina. Waddell said that he wanted to return home to South Carolina to be closer to his family.

Waddell was named president of Paul Quinn College in August 2006. He was the fourth president of the college in the past six years. Waddell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and an educational doctorate from Florida State University. He previously served as president of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.