PRAIRIE VIEW- The Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Dr. Lester C. Newman to serve as the 12th President of Jarvis Christian College, in Hawkins, Texas; with this presidential selection, along with Dr. Newman’s proven track-record, it will enable us to achieve academic excellence and student success. Dr. Newman began his position as President on April 2.
Dr. Newman currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Administrative Management Programs at Wiley College, a historically Black College, in Marshall, Texas. In his current role, Dr. Newman serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the Vice President’s Council. Dr. Newman brings extensive experience in higher education administration and academics to the campus.
Prior to his work at Wiley College, he served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Vice President for Development at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee; served as a consultant for higher education; President and Professor of Political Science at Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Mississippi, for nine years; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Newman has received a host of honors, awards and recognitions; he has over fifty noted, presentations and publications accompanied by over twenty-one professional memberships in highly esteemed associations, institutes, consortiums and organizations in higher education.
Dr. Newman and his wife Gloria are the proud parents and grandparents of three children and seven grandchildren. The Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students welcome Dr. Lester C. Newman and his wife Gloria to the Jarvis Christian College Family.