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Clinton College to Roll Out New Vision Plan on Founders’ Day

February 24, 2020

Benedict President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis confirmed as keynote speaker

ROCK HILL, SC, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 – As Clinton College honors the institution’s 126 years of higher education on Founders’ Day next month, the college will also look towards the future by unveiling a new, highly anticipated vision for the Rock Hill campus.

A short presentation will be shown during the Founder’s Day program inside J.W. Martin Gymnasium at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. The new plans focus on the college’s goal of student success with additional academic programs and details the expansion of campus over the next eight years.

During the program, Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis will also deliver a powerful message under this year’s theme, “The New Clinton: Building the Next Generation of Leaders.”

Dr. Artis is the first female president at Benedict College after being appointed in 2017. Before leading the charge at Benedict, Dr. Artis served as the 13th president at Florida Memorial University in Miami, making her the first female president of that university as well.

Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Artis enjoyed a robust civil litigation practice. She graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She also holds a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from sister HBCU, West Virginia State University.

While known as a prolific speaker, critical thinker and fierce advocate for educational access, Dr. Artis has been nationally recognized for her work and is frequently engaged as a mentor, lecturer, and catalyst for strategic transformation. Her passion for education, youth development, and service to the community are manifested through her work with numerous organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Links, Inc. and Jack & Jill of America.

Founders’ Day is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on campus and at the Emmett Scott Recreation Center. Shuttle service will start at 9 a.m.