Shaw University Names Interim President

Dorothy Cowser Yancy was named interim president of historically black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Yancy served as president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 14 years. She resigned a year ago to start an educational consulting business.

Dr. Yancy is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. She holds a master’s degree in American history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in political science from Atlanta University.