The New President of Texas College

Dwight J. Fennell was named the twenty-second president of Texas College in Tyler, Texas. The college, which was founded in 1894, is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The college enrolls about 800 students, 90 percent of whom are African Americans.

Dr. Fennell had served as vice president for academic affairs at the college. A native of Miami, Florida, Fennell is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds master’s degrees from Atlanta University and Florida International University. He earned his doctorate at Florida State University.