Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest historically black college and university, recently named Algeania Warren Freeman as its new president. Freeman, who is known as a “great fundraiser with tremendous vision,” will arrive at the University in the coming weeks in hopes to turn the struggling institution around.

In a press release Mark Wilson, chairman of the Wilberforce board of trustees, said the board and supporters of the institution believes Freeman will be “the force for change” as Wilberforce attempts to reinvent itself moving forward to a new day.

“Dr. Freeman’s experience in institutional advancement and operations, as well as her success in academics and student support, made her the perfect candidate for president of our renowned university,” said Wilson.

Wilberforce could lose its accreditation due to low enrollment and deficits, according to reports.

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