People Watch: Cheryl Evans Jones to lead Paine College

She becomes the Georgia school’s 17th president, following 26 years of service there

Cheryl Evans Jones is Paine College’s 17th president. The board of trustees voted unanimously for Evans Jones, who most recently served as acting president of the Augusta, Georgia-based school. She has spent 26 years at Paine, holding the positions of provost and vice president of academic affairs, among others. Read more.

In other people news:

In a faith-oriented convocation at the end of Virginia Union University’s homecoming week, local leaders and clergy honored Hakim J. Lucas in a ceremony formally recognizing him as the university’s 13th president. Virginia Union hired Lucas in August 2017 following the retirement of former President Claude G. Perkins. Read more.


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