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  • Shaw University Presidential Search

    A national search will be conducted to replace Shaw University's President Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy, who is retiring. Dr. Yancy served with distinction as the University's 14th and 16th president, leaving a vibrant institution and a strong platform from which the next President will lead the University to further fulfill its mission and strategic plans.

    The next President of Shaw will have a remarkable opportunity to build on the strengths of the first historically Black University in the South and among the oldest in the nation while advancing a strategic vision for the University's future.


    Shaw University's constituents and community have high expectations for the next President. In accordance with our Board of Trustees manual, it is clear that certain qualities, abilities and characteristics will be important when choosing Shaw’s next leader, including but not limited to:

    1. Education, academic credentials and experience
    2. Philosophy of education
    3. Strategies and implementations
    4. Partnerships
    5. Community/Civic Involvement

    Download the complete list of characteristics important for the next Shaw President.