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Robert Carr Selected to Serve as Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Robert Carr, Jr. has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He will begin his new duties on August 25.

“I am honored to join historic Fisk University at a time of momentous growth, excitement, and attention to excellence. I plan to partner with President Newkirk, the board of trustees, faculty, and staff, to deliver a vision of academic excellence for our students. During the interview process, there was a sense of pride that emanated from all the stakeholders in which I had the pleasure of meeting. Fisk University is truly a remarkable place, and I am proud to be part of the team,” said Dr. Carr.

Dr. Carr comes from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he has served since 2017 as provost and the chief academic officer. Earlier, he was a professor and dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University in Mississippi and dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Langston University in Oklahoma.

Dr. Carr is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, where he majored in psychology. He holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Walden University.


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