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Weldon Jackson '72 Returns to the College As New Provost

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

(Jan, 4, 2010) -- Weldon Jackson ’72, Morehouse's former vice president for Academic Affairs, has returned to the College as the new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.

Jackson was at Morehouse from 1985 to 1996 before leaving for Manhattan College where he was executive vice president and provost.

“In returning to Morehouse, my goal is quite simple -- to assist President Robert M. Franklin ’75 in affirming the excellence that is synonymous with Morehouse,” Jackson said. “We all seek to affirm excellence by challenging mediocrity. President Franklin’s clarion call for a renewal of Morehouse to graduate Renaissance Men with social conscience and global perspective reverberates throughout the halls of the academy. I consider it a privilege to be asked to join the College and assist in enhancing our institutional capacity to give the world Renaissance Men that it so desperately needs.”

In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse, Jackson earned a doctorate from Harvard University. He taught political science at Wellesley College from 1977 to 1984 before coming to Morehouse in 1985.
“An accomplished political scientist and academic administrator, Dr. Jackson will play a critical role in advancing the Renaissance at Morehouse College,” Franklin said.

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