Benedict College Announces Next President

TM2 Executive Search, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, successfully supported the Benedict College Board of Trustees in identifying and selecting Dr. Roslyn Artis to become the 14th President of Benedict College. She will become the first female President in the College’s 147-year history. Dr. Artis will assume the position on September 1, 2017.

As the 13th President of Florida Memorial University, she led the unprecedented academic innovation of several programs, expansion of online courses, and developed new majors in high-demand fields. Since assuming the presidency in 2013, unrestricted gifts increased 20% (year over year), restricted gifts increased by 38%, and revenue from grant and sponsored research increased by 22%. She completed construction of a state-of-the-art Science Annex and a comprehensive Athletic Facility and Wellness Center, on campus. Additionally, Dr. Artis is credited with soliciting and receiving the largest gift from a single donor ($3.8M) in the institution’s history.

Dr. Artis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She holds a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from West Virginia State University. Additionally, she holds a Certificate of Fundraising Management from Indiana University and a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from DePaul University.

Christopher Braswell and Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy led this search on behalf of TM2 Executive Search.