In Memoriam

Jerome Lynwood Gresham (1938-2011)

Jerome L. Gresham, who in 1966 was named president of Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, at the age of 28, died after suffering a heart attack at his home in Atlanta. He was 72 years old.

Dr. Gresham grew up in Atlanta and worked at his father’s restaurant while attending high school. He went on to graduate from Allen University in South Carolina. He later earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and a law degree from North Carolina Central University. He began his academic career as a professor of English at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska.

After serving as president of Barber-Scotia College, Dr. Gresham worked as a consultant and began his own importing business.