Kentucky State University announced Friday that Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick will be the first of four presidential candidates to be interviewed by the KSU Board of Regents beginning Wednesday.
Currently, Kendrick is president of Gateway Community College in New Haven, Conn. She became president in 1999. Under her leadership the college has become the fastest-growing community college in Connecticut, according to a press release from KSU.
Kendrick will be in Frankfort Wednesday through Friday for on-campus interviews. All four candidates will visit KSU this month for interviews. The second candidate will visit Jan. 21-23, the third candidate Jan. 26- 28 and the fourth candidate Jan. 28-30.
According to the press release, Kendrick, a native of Jackson, Tenn., received a B.S. in business administration from Union University in 1971 followed by an M.S. in business management from Cardinal Stritch University in 1984. In 1994, she received her Ph.D in higher education administration from Walden University and in 1996 she graduated from the Institute of Education Management at Harvard University.
Kendrick was the first African-American woman to be associate dean and dean of the School of Business at Milwaukee Area Technical College where as executive vice president she went on to be the highest-ranking African-American woman in the Wisconsin system of higher education.
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