On September 12, Fisk University announced Dr. Agenia Walker Clark will be the 18th president of the prestigious HBCU.
According to The Tennessean, Clark, who was previously the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, will begin on Nov. 6 and said in a statement, “To serve a new generation of brilliant, socially minded students — not unlike their counterparts of decades past, like W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, John Lewis, and Dr. Diane Nash — is surely the honor of my lifetime. No institution of higher-ed has a richer legacy — or a richer promise for the future — than Fisk.”
Dr. Agenia Walker Clark is the third woman to serve as president of the institution.