Greensboro, NC -- Bennett College in Greensboro welcomed its newest president on Monday.
Rosalind Fuse-Hall is the 17th president at Bennett College and will replace Dr. Esther Terry, an alumna who has been serving as interim president since Dr. Julianne Malveaux left in 2012. Dr. Fuse-Hall's first day on the job as president was today.
A news release from Bennett College said Fuse-Hall's experience in higher education spans nearly 25 years. Previously, she was chief of staff to the president and an interim director at Florida A&M University and worked at North Carolina Central University as the executive assistant to the chancellor.
Bennett College provided the following information about Fuse-Hall:
President-elect Fuse-Hall has worked for the University of North Carolina (UNC) system as the corporate secretary to the Board of Governors; associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill; and director of minority affairs at St. Lawrence University.
Fuse-Hall is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and Rutgers School of Law. She began her professional career as a judicial law clerk with the Honorable William H. Walls, and then as staff attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the New York Regional Office.
She is married to Dr. Jarvis Hall, associate professor at NCCU; they are the parents of Ifetoya, a graduating senior at UNC Chapel Hill.
Bennett College was founded in 1873 and is one of two historically black women's colleges in the country. Their total enrollment is 766 full-time and part-time students, according to the school's website.
In May 2013, the college ordered six furlough days for staff during the next two months to help close a budget deficit.