Julianne Malveaux Named President of Bennett College

Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author, and syndicated newspaper columnist, was named president of Bennett College, the historically black educational institution for women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Malveaux will succeed Johnnetta Cole, who is widely credited with revitalizing the institution during the past five years. When Cole took over the presidency at Bennett College, the institution was $2 million in debt. Over the last five years, she has balanced the budget and raised more than $44 million for the college.

Malveaux is a graduate of Boston College where she also earned a master’s degree. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.