Fisk University parts with president less than two years into his tenure
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Fisk University says it has parted ways with its president of less than two years.
Fisk University’s Board of Trustees did not give a reason for Vann R. Newkirk’s departure in a statement Saturday.
The statement says board Chairman Frank L. Sims will serve as acting president while a committee conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Sims also served as Fisk’s interim president from 2015-17. He retired in 2008 from Cargill Inc.
Newkirk was named Fisk president in February 2021. Before that he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs for three years.