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Clinton College Hires New Division of Religious and Ministry Studies Chair

May 30, 2023

Clinton College has hired Reverend Dr. Jerret Fite as the new Division of Religious and Ministry Studies chair.

No stranger to Clinton College, Dr. Fite most recently served as a professor of religion and serves as chair of the faculty council. Dr. Fite was named Faculty of the Year in 2021. He brings practical experience to the role of division chair, having accepted the call into ministry in 2002. Dr. Fite currently serves as the pastor of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church in Cheraw, SC. where he continues to move ministry in a positive direction.

“Dr. Fite is not only a champion for Christ, but our students,” said Dr. Toneyce Randolph, Vice President of Academic Services. "Since beginning my tenure here at the college, I have seen how Dr. Fite’s infectious spirit and personality reign supreme over the campus. We are extremely elated to have Dr. Fite join the academic administrative team here at Clinton College.”

He serves God ecumenically and, in the community, including the NAACP, the Balm in Gilead, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Dr. Fite is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

Dr. Fite graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History from North Carolina Central University. While at NC Central, Dr. Fite was the recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s Leadership Award which is granted to outstanding seniors who exhibit a commitment to excellence in the classroom and the community. In 2015, Dr. Fite earned a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University and in May of 2018 he earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Hood Theological Seminary.

He is married to Attorney Andrea Leslie Fite and they have two boys, Jeremiah and Aaron, and his precious baby girl Maya!

Dr. Fite lives by the motto: “Only what you do for Christ will last!”