Three Finalists for Presidency of LeMoyne-Owen College

The board of trustees has announced three finalists for the presidency of LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically black educational institution in Memphis. The college, which had experienced severe financial difficulties in recent years, was saved by grants from local businesses and state and local government.

The three finalists are:

Charles Beady, who served as vice president for advancement at the Foundation for Independent Higher Education in Washington. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.

Lester Newman is the former president of Mississippi Valley State University. He is a graduate of Southern University and holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Atlanta University.

Patricia Ramsey is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University in Maryland. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University and holds master’s degrees from Howard University and Harvard University. She earned a Ph.D. in biology from Georgetown University.