Dr. Cone was a theologian, educator, author, and the former president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. He became a minister at the age of 13 and was named pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 16.
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The new institute is one of only two centers focusing on issues of race in the Florida state university system and the only one that focuses on research. The institute will sponsor six research symposiums this year.
Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.
JeffriAnne Wilder was promoted to associate professor of sociology and granted tenure at the University of North Florida and Thurman D. Hollins was named interim director of bands at North Carolina Central University in Durham.
The three finalists are Thomas J. Elzey, an executive vice president at The Citadel, E. Newton Jackson, associate provost at the University of North Florida, and Leonard A. McIntyre, interim dean of the College of Education at South Carolina State University.