Dr. George T. French, Jr
In 2019, George T. French Jr. became the fifth president of Clark Atlanta University, the largest United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member institution in the country and the largest private HBCU within the state of Georgia. Prior to his appointment, French served for 14 years as the president of Miles College, making him one of the longest serving university presidents in the nation. A nationally recognized leader and influencer in higher education and educational policy, French has served three secretaries of education under two United States presidents as a congressional appointee to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. Additionally, President French during his tenure at Clark Atlanta University has brought millions of dollars to the institution, increased corporate partners and sponsors and has led the university through a worldwide pandemic. He is a three-term board member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC); and Chair of the Atlanta University Center (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Morehouse School of Medicine,) Council of Presidents.