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W. Franklin Evans Takes the Reins at Voorhees College in South Carolina

dr evans head shot thumbnailW. Franklin Evans is the new president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. The historically Black college, affiliated with the Episcopal Church, enrolls more than 400 undergraduate students.

Dr. Evans is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

In accepting the position, Dr. Evans said, “I am extremely honored to have been selected to take over the helm at Voorhees College. Voorhees has a strong historical background and a legacy that must not be ignored. In 1897, Voorhees College founder, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, set a standard for excellence in education, and we must honor that legacy by ensuring that the next generation of leaders receive the highest possible quality of education.”

Dr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he majored in entomology. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.


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  1. The Rev. Dr. Donald Ray Jenkins says:

    Congratulations, my friend and colleague.

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