The New President of Morehouse College

Robert M. Franklin Jr. has been named the 10th president of Morehouse College, the historically black college for men in Atlanta. Franklin, currently the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will take office this July, replacing Walter E. Massey, who is retiring.

A 1975 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and religion, Dr. Franklin earned a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in ethics and society, religion and the social sciences from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

He is the author of Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope to African American Communities.