B-CU search for next president winding down
Bethune-Cookman is expecting to have a new president by February 15, 2019, according
to the university's website. The search for the seventh president of the university opened last
The university has gathered a presidential search committee which consist of members of
the board of trustees, faculty and students. One student who has played a consequential role in
the search is Student Government president, Derenzo Thomas. Thomas is a senior majoring in
psychology with a minor in political science and he is the first SGA president to be a member of
the Board of Trustees in B-CU history.
During a meeting with the student senators, Thomas said that the candidates for
presidents should be on campus January 28, 29, and 30. An email went out recently which
included a schedule of events in which the potential candidates will be present. On January 28
the candidates will interact with students in the Performing Arts Center from times 11:00 a.m.-
11:45 a.m. So, the students of B-CU will have a chance to meet the candidates for the presidency
of the university.
Thomas said that SGA will create a student survey to obtain feedback from students once
they have had the chance to meet the three candidates. Once the surveys are submitted, Thomas
said he will bring the report back to the Board of Trustees and those surveys will play a huge role
in the final decision for the next president of B-CU.
By Ashlyn Denson