The board of trustees of Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, has appointed Leroy Staggers as its next president. Dr. Staggers will take office on July 1.
According to U.S. Department of Education statistics, Morris College enrolls about 750 students, almost all of whom are African Americans.
Dr. Staggers has worked at Morris College for more than a quarter century. He has served as interim president since June 2017 and earlier was dean of the college. Prior to joining the staff at Morris College, Dr. Staggers was vice president of academic affairs, associate professor of English, and director of faculty development at Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina.
A native of Salters, South Carolina, Dr. Staggers is a graduate of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Clark Atlanta University.