Classes Begin at New University Named After Black Historian Carter G. Woodson

Earlier this month, Woodson University in Concord, North Carolina, held its first classes. Five students are enrolled in an online course on theories of leadership. The university is named after historian Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month.

Woodson University’s first degree program will be in Christian management and leadership. It hopes to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in religious studies, Christian leadership, and Christian education administration.

The founder and president of Woodson University is A.L. Fleming, who was director of development at historically black St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Fleming is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University. He previously held administrative positions at Barber-Scotia College and Elizabeth City State University.