Three Black Finalists for Presidency of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Lose Out to the Only White Candidate

Two weeks ago, JBHE reported that there were three blacks among the four finalists for the presidency of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. About 10 percent of the students at the university are black.

The three black finalists were:

Maurice C. Taylor, dean of the school of graduate studies at Morgan State University;

T.J. Bryan, a professor of English and former chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina; and

Gloria J. Gibson, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

But the only nonblack candidate for the position, Robert D. Felner, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, was chosen as the university’s president.