Russell Davis Appointed President of Gloucester County College

After serving as interim and then acting president for the past year, Russell A. Davis was appointed president of Gloucester County College in Sewell, New Jersey. The community college has approximately 6,000 students, about 10 percent of whom are African Americans.

Davis had withdrawn his name from consideration last October after it was revealed that he had misrepresented his academic credentials when applying for a position with Bowie State University in 1998. In December, the Gloucester board of trustees had selected a new president but that candidate abruptly decided not to accept the offer. In the end, Davis’ success in running the community college over the past year convinced the board that he was the right man for the job.

Davis is a graduate of Hampton University and holds a doctorate in education from Morgan State University.